capitalized : a large genus of herbs (family Zingiberaceae) found in tropical regions of the Old World and differing from members of the genus Zingiber only in having the anther cells divergent and the connective between them not long-spurred
plural -s : a plant of the genus Amomum
-s : the fruit or root of an amomum plant

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, an aromatic shrub, from Greek amōmon

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of amomum was in the 14th century

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“Amomum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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