Aframomum melegueta

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Related to Aframomum melegueta: Alligator pepper, Xylopia aethiopica
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Noun1.Aframomum melegueta - West African plant bearing pungent peppery seedsAframomum melegueta - 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
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Antimicrobial properties and phytochemical analysis of methanolic extracts of Aframomum melegueta and Zingiber officinale on fungal diseases of tomato fruit.
There were some false starts on islands belonging to Sierra Leone, but eventually they reached what was known to European traders as the Grain Coast, source of a type of ginger spice, aframomum melegueta, a medicinal flavouring Europeans dubbed the <Grains of Paradise'.