Guinea pepper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Guinea pepper tropical west African evergreen tree bearing pungent aromatic seeds used as a condiment and in folk medicine
    • n Guinea pepper West African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Guinea pepper See under Guinea, and Capsicum.
    • Guinea pepper (Bot) the pods of the Xylopia aromatica, a tree of the order Anonaceæ, found in tropical West Africa. They are also sold under the name of Piper Æthiopicum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Guinea pepper of Amomum
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pipor—L. piper—Gr. peperi—Sans. pippala.

Usage

In literature:

We found here some Guinea pepper, and some silk cotton trees, besides several others with the names of which I am not acquainted.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
In this voyage there were brought home, in 1563, 166 elephants teeth, weighing 1758 libs, and 22 buts full of grains, or Guinea pepper.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
Guinea pepper described, x.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
This is the chilli; the pepper-pods of that name, a species of capsicum; the guinea-pepper.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Towards the end of the 18th century, Guinea pepper was supplanted in Europe by peppers from the East Indies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
Two kinds of meleguetta pepper come up from Guinea.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
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