guinea pepper
noun Date: 1839 grains of paradise

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  • Guinea pepper — Pepper Pep per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?, ?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.] 1. A well known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the {Piper nigrum}. [1913 Webster] Note: Common, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guinea pepper — Guinea Guin ea (g[i^]n [ e]), n. 1. A district on the west coast of Africa (formerly noted for its export of gold and slaves) after which the Guinea fowl, Guinea grass, Guinea peach, etc., are named. [1913 Webster] 2. A gold coin of England… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guinea pepper — is the name for several unrelated pepper like spices traded from the general region of West Africa:* Aframomum melegueta (Grains of Paradise) from the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) * Piper guineense (West African Pepper) from the pepper family… …   Wikipedia

  • Guinea pepper — n. 1. any of several African plants (genus Xylopia) of the custard apple family, esp. a tree ( X. aethiopica) with fruits used in spices and folk medicine 2. the fruit of any of these plants * * * …   Universalium

  • Guinea pepper — n. 1. any of several African plants (genus Xylopia) of the custard apple family, esp. a tree ( X. aethiopica) with fruits used in spices and folk medicine 2. the fruit of any of these plants …   English World dictionary

  • Guinea pepper — noun 1. West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds • Syn: ↑grains of paradise, ↑Guinea grains, ↑melagueta pepper, ↑Aframomum melegueta • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • guinea pepper — /gɪni ˈpɛpə/ (say ginee pepuh) noun pepper pods, especially of Capsicum frutescens var. longum, from which cayenne is ground …   Australian English dictionary

  • Guinea pepper. — See grains of paradise. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Guinea pepper. — See grains of paradise. [1590 1600] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pepper — Pep per, n. [OE. peper, AS. pipor, L. piper, fr. Gr. ?, ?, akin to Skr. pippala, pippali.] 1. A well known, pungently aromatic condiment, the dried berry, either whole or powdered, of the {Piper nigrum}. [1913 Webster] Note: Common, or black,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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