(gran) [granum, grain], i. Seed, as that of the cereals. 2. A body resembling a seed, as a starch -grain. 3. The unit of weight of the troy and the avoirdupois system of weights. See Weights and Measures. G.s of Paradise, the unripe fruit of Amomum melegueta and of A. granum-paradisi, brought from West Africa. It is an aromatic stimulant and diuretic, useful in some cases of neuralgia. Unof.
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