Definition of malaguetta in English:

malaguetta

Syllabification: ma·la·guet·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈgetə
 
/
(also malaguetta pepper)

noun

  • another term for grains of paradise.
    More example sentences
    • The area had been known as the Grain Coast, in reference to the malagueta pepper that was the primary export.
    • Copper, horses, and cloth were also traded for gold, malagueta pepper, carved ivory, and ebony.
    • The Portugese came for the malaguetta pepper, the English for the grain and the Dutch to buy gold.

Origin

mid 16th century: probably from French malaguette, perhaps based on a diminutive of Italian melica 'millet'.

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