grains of paradise


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

grains of paradise

(grānz)
pl.n.
The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.

grains of paradise

pl n
(Plants) the peppery seeds of either of two African zingiberaceous plants, Aframomum melegueta or A. granum-paradisi, used as stimulants, diuretics, etc. Also called: guinea grains
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grains of paradise - West African plant bearing pungent peppery seedsgrains of paradise - West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Aframomum, genus Aframomum - an African genus of plants of the family Zingiberaceae
References in periodicals archive ?
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
Spent juniper berries, lemon peels, grains of paradise, coriander, cubeb berries, orris root, almonds, cassia bark, licorice, and angelica are burned with other organic matter to create the heat needed to distill gin.
In addition to a variety of malts and hops, additions included sweet orange peel, lemon peel, coriander and grains of paradise.
At 1534, the chef helped Reyes develop "African syrup" made with a Demerara sugar base, grains of paradise, whole all spice, star anise, cloves, vanilla beans and paprika.
Grains of paradise look like black peppercorns but have a softer flavor that combines pepper with ginger, cardamom, coriander, and nutmeg, find them online at savoryspiceshop.
The flavouring of the drink comes from a recipe of 10 ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb and grains of paradise.
peppercorns, grains of paradise and cloves and set aside at room
According to a 700-year-old legend, medieval brewers used Grains of Paradise to increase the chance for love, leading people to believe the spice has aphrodisiac qualities.
All brands use juniper and coriander but Gordon's also uses ginger, cassia and nutmeg; Plymouth's seven botanicals include sweet orange and cardamom, while Bombay Sapphire uses cassia bark and grains of paradise (which Noel Jackson dismisses as "only black pepper").
Apart from interpretive shortcomings, this work also contains some mistakes: grains of paradise (melegueta pepper) are thought to be cardamom, Nonnius (Nunez) is referred to as a Frenchman, and illustrations of Jordan almonds and candy (57 and 58) are misidentified as some kind of alchemical calcinated drug.
This crisp and spicy beer is brewed with wheat malt, lemon zest, and Grains of Paradise, a West African spice.