- 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 karawy&amacron;, from Greek kar&omacron;.