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grains of paradise

Syllabification: grains of par·a·dise

Definition of grains of paradise in English:

plural noun

The seeds of a West African plant of the ginger family, resembling those of cardamom and used as a spice and in herbal medicine. Also called malaguetta.
  • The plant is Aframomum melegueta, family Zingiberaceae
Example sentences
  • Grains of Paradise come from West Africa, where they grow on a leafy plant and are easily harvested.
  • Warm, spicy, a tad bitter, Grains of Paradise have a full, delicious taste and a lovely, citrus aroma.

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Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
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