grains of paradise


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grains of paradise

(grānz)
pl.n.
The pungent aromatic seeds of a tropical African plant (Aframomum melegueta), used medicinally and for flavoring foods and beverages.

grains of paradise

Chinese medicine
An aromatic perennial, the seeds of which are analgesic, carminative, and sedative for the foetus; it is used for gastrointestinal complaints (e.g., diarrhoea, indigestion, nausea and vomiting), deep coughing and chest pain.

a·mo·mum

(ă-mō'mŭm)
Amomum villosum, a plant rather similar to cardamom; used as a flavoring agent and in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is allegedly useful in gastrointestinal disorders.
Synonym(s): grains of paradise.
[G. amōmon]
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Balsamic vinegar turns the tomato juice a deep garnet red - a dramatic contrast to the potent white grains of paradise.
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