Definition of grains of paradise in English:

grains of paradise

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

    ‘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.’


grains of paradise

/ɡrānz əv/ /ɡreɪnz əv/ /ə ˈperəˌdīs/ /ə ˈpɛrəˌdaɪs/ /ˈperəˌdīz/ /ˈpɛrəˌdaɪz/