- 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: ME carawai < (? via ML carvi < OSp alcarahueya < Ar al-karawiyā' < ? Gr karon, caraway
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- 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: Middle English carewei, from Old French carvi, caroi, probably from Medieval Latin carvi, carwi, ultimately from Arabic karawyā, from Greek karō.
, Hattie Ophelia Wyatt 1878-1950.