Cardamom definition

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Any of several plants of the related genus Amomum, used as a substitute for cardamom.
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A rhizomatous herb (Elettaria cardamomum) native to South Asia, having capsular fruits with aromatic seeds used as a spice or condiment.
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The capsules or seeds of this plant.
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An Asian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family.
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Its seed capsule or seed, used in medicine and as a spice.
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Any of various related plants which produce similar aromatic compounds.
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An Indian herb, Elettaria cardamomum.
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The aromatic seed of this plant, used as a spice, baking, also in curry powder in Asian and Arabic cuisine, as well as in Northern Europe and in many parts of the world and cultures.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cardamom
Plural:
cardamoms

Origin of cardamom

  • Middle English cardamome from Old French cardemome from Latin cardamōmum from Greek kardamōmon kardamon cress amōmon an Indian spice

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

  • From Latin cardamomum, from Ancient Greek καρδάμωμο (kardamōmo).

    From Wiktionary