- 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 karawya, from Greek kar&omacron;.