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- noun plural The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.
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- noun The seeds of a plant (Aframomum melegueta) in the ginger family native to West Africa used as a spice.
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- noun West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
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From medieval spice traders claiming that the spice grew only in Eden, in order to inflate prices.
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