: a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with pungent fruits
: the fruit of caraway that is used in cookery and confectionery and is the source of caraway oil—called also caraway seed
Dried fruit, commonly called the seed, of Carum carvi, a biennial herb of the parsley family. Native to Europe and western Asia, it has been cultivated since ancient times. It has a distinctive aroma and a warm, slightly sharp taste. It is used as a seasoning, and the oil is used to flavor alcoholic beverages and as a medicine.