Definition of Grains of paradise

1. Noun. West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds.




Definition of Grains of paradise

1. Noun. The seeds of a plant (''Aframomum melegueta'') in the ginger family native to West Africa used as a spice. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grains Of Paradise

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grainings
grainland
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grainlike
grains of paradise (current term)
grainy
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grainy club mushrooms
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grallae
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Literary usage of Grains of paradise

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1853)
"use grains of paradise, under a penalty of £200 for each offence ... Grains of paradise are known as a spice very anciently in use in old English cookery. ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"grains of paradise were formerly officinal in British pharmacopoeias, ... grains of paradise were anciently brought overland from West Africa to the ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"58 no brewer or dealer in beer ehall have in his possession or use grains of paradise, under a penalty of 600?. for «ich offence. ..."

4. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"... grains of paradise (Plate 76, Fig. 4), and to corn (Plate 70, Fig. 3). The outlines of all compound grains are made up partly of plane and partly of ..."

5. Life, Letters, and Literary Remains, of John Keats by John Keats (1848)
"The dentes sapientia of mice Our barber tells me too are on the rise,— Tinder 's a lighter article,—nitre pure Goes off like lightning,—grains of Paradise ..."

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