Caraway definition

kărə-wā
The seed-like fruit of the caraway plant.
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A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.
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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.
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The seedlike fruit of this plant, widely used as a flavoring and seasoning in various foods.
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A white-flowered biennial herb (Carum carvi) of the umbel family, with spicy, strong-smelling seeds.
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The seeds, used as a flavoring for bread, cakes, cheese, etc., and as a carminative.
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A biennial plant, Carum carvi, native to Europe and Asia, mainly grown for its seed to be used as a culinary spice.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of caraway - carraway

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
caraway
Plural:
caraways

Origin of caraway

  • Middle English carewei from Old French carvi, caroi probably from Medieval Latin carvi, carwi ultimately from Arabic karawyā from Greek karō

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French carvi, from Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic كمون, probably from Ancient Greek κύμινο (kumino)

    From Wiktionary