grains of paradise

noun phrase

Definition of grains of paradise

: the pungent seeds of a West African plant (Aframomum melegueta) of the ginger family that are used as a spice

First Known Use of grains of paradise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Grains of paradise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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