from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in the Philippines of Fissistigma fulgens (Melodorum fulgens of Hooker and Thompson), a large woody climber or small tree of the custard-apple family, having tawny-orange colored flowers and pod-like fruit inclosing a number of cinnamon-colored, some what aromatic seeds, which are administered medicinally in the Philippines under the name of grains of paradise.


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