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- another term for grains of paradise
- ‘Copper, horses, and cloth were also traded for gold, malagueta pepper, carved ivory, and ebony.’
- ‘The Portugese came for the malaguetta pepper, the English for the grain and the Dutch to buy gold.’
- ‘I'm really a big fan of the malaguetas in vinegar that I bought at Brasil Real a while back.’
- ‘Another famous variety is the malagueta, which grows semi-wild in the Amazon basin in Brazil, where the species probably originated.’
- ‘The area had been known as the Grain Coast, in reference to the malagueta pepper that was the primary export.’
Mid 16th century: probably from French malaguette, perhaps based on a diminutive of Italian melica ‘millet’.
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