from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the pods of the Xylopia aromatica, a tree of the order Anonaceæ, found in tropical West Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper Æthiopicum.
  • n. See under Guinea, and Capsicum.

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  • n. West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
  • n. tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine


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