- a white-flowered biennial herb (Carum carvi) of the umbel family, with spicy, strong-smelling seeds
- the seeds, used as a flavoring for bread, cakes, cheese, etc., and as a carminative
Origin of carawayMiddle English carawai from (? via Medieval Latin carvi) Old Spanish alcarahueya from Arabic al-karawiy?? from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek karon, caraway
- A biennial Eurasian herb (Carum carvi) in the parsley family, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small, white or pinkish flowers.
- The seedlike fruit of this plant, widely used as a flavoring and seasoning in various foods. Also called caraway seed .
Origin of carawayMiddle English carewei from Old French carvi, caroi probably from Medieval Latin carvi, carwi ultimately from Arabic karawyā from Greek karō