from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta) used medicinally and for flavoring beverages.
- n.pl. The seeds of cardamom.
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- 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
Burned sugar (caramel) is added to give color; cocculus, indicus to supply an intoxicating agent which will give an appearance of strength to the beer; quassia, to impart bitterness in place of hops; grains of paradise and cayenne pepper, to communicate pungency; coriander and caraway seeds, to yield flavor; liquorice, treacle, and honey to supply color and consistence.