cardamom

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car·da·mom

noun \ˈkär-də-məm, -ˌmäm\

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

Full Definition of CARDAMOM

:  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

car·da·mom

noun \ˈkärd-ə-məm, -ˌmäm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARDAMOM

: 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

cardamom

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Spice consisting of whole or ground dried fruit, or seeds, of Elettaria cardamomum, a perennial herb of the ginger family. The flavour is warm, slightly pungent, and highly aromatic. Cardamom is a popular seasoning. Native to moist forests of southern India, the fruit may be collected from wild plants, but most is cultivated. The whole fruit is a green, three-sided oval capsule containing 15–20 dark, hard, angular seeds.

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