Aframomum melegueta

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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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It is said as many as 47 ingredients, including Melegueta pepper, African marshmallow, Chinese parsley and Norwegian spruce, go into creating the aromas and the taste profile of the gin, which explains its name.
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.
In Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, baianas da tabuleiro vendors sell arcajes, black-eyed pea fritters stuffed with melegueta peppers and dried shrimp.