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grains of paradise


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta) used medicinally and for flavoring beverages.
  • The seeds of cardamom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seeds of a plant (Aframomum melegueta) in the ginger family native to West Africa used as a spice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the seeds of a species of amomum.
  • n. See Melequeta pepper, under Pepper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds


From medieval spice traders claiming that the spice grew only in Eden, in order to inflate prices. (Wiktionary)


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