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cardamom

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noun car·da·mom \ˈkär-də-məm, -ˌmäm\

Simple Definition of cardamom

  • : the seeds of an Asian plant that are used as a spice in cooking and baking

Full Definition of cardamom

  1. :  the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family with seeds used as a spice or condiment and in medicine; also :  this plant

Examples of cardamom

  1. a tablespoon of ground cardamom



Origin of cardamom

Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, blend of kardamon peppergrass and amōmon, an Indian spice plant


First Known Use: 1553


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cardamom

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noun car·da·mom \ˈkärd-ə-məm, -ˌmäm\

Medical Definition of cardamom

  1. :  the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family with seeds used as a spice and in medicine; also :  this plant




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