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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aromatic phenolic compound, C10H14O, found in plants such as oregano and savory and used in flavorings and fungicides.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A monoterpenoid phenol with a characteristic pungent, warm odour of oregano and a pizzalike taste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thick oily liquid, C10H13.OH, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway (Carum carui).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A viscid oily substance, of a very disagreeable odor and strong taste, made from oil of caraway. In medicine it has been found serviceable in relieving toothache.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin carvi (specific epithet of (Carum) carvi, caraway, from Medieval Latin; see caraway) + Latin ācer, acr-, sharp; see ak- in Indo-European roots + -ol1.

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