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grains of paradise(grānz)
The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.
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grains of paradise
(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
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|Noun||1.||grains 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
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