American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A biennial Eurasian herb (Carum carvi) in the parsley family, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small, white or pinkish flowers.
- n. The seedlike fruit of this plant, widely used as a flavoring and seasoning in various foods. Also called caraway seed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A biennial plant, Carum Carui, of the natural order Umbelliferœ, with a tapering root like a parsnip, which when young is used as food, but has a very strong flavor. It is a native of Europe and Asia, and is frequently cultivated for its fruit, or so-called seeds, which have an aromatic smell and a warm pungent taste. They are used as a carminative in medicine, and for flavoring cakes, etc., and a volatile oil is obtained from them by distillation.
- n. The Nigella sativa or black caraway, a ranunculaceous plant of southern Europe, the seeds of which are aromatic and used for the same purposes as common caraway.
- n. Collectively, the seeds of the caraway.
- n. A kind of sweet cake or comfit containing caraway-seeds.
- n. A kind of apple.
- n. A biennial plant, Carum carvi, native to Europe and Asia, mainly grown for its seed to be used as a culinary spice.
- n. The seed-like fruit of the caraway plant.
- n. A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A biennial plant of the Parsley family (Carum Carui). The seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery, and also in medicine as a carminative.
- n. A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.
- n. a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed
- n. leaves used sparingly in soups and stews
- French carvi, from Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic كمون, probably from Ancient Greek κύμινο (Wiktionary)
- Middle English carewei, from Old French carvi, caroi, probably from Medieval Latin carvi, carwi, ultimately from Arabic karawyā, from Greek karō. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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