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cardamom

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cardamom

noun car·da·mom \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

cardamom

noun car·da·mom \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

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