caraway

noun
car·​a·​way | \ ˈker-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce caraway (audio) , ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caraway

1 : a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic Old World herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family
2 : the pungent fruit of the caraway used in seasoning and medicine

called also caraway seed

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Federal law states that the flavor of aquavit must be led by caraway, dill, or both. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "What Is Aquavit, and Why Are They Suddenly Making Scandinavian Booze in Colorado?," 24 Feb. 2019 Stir in currants and caraway seeds, then buttermilk until flour is evenly moistened. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Soda Bread," 6 Feb. 2019 Add onion and caraway seeds and cook, stirring occasionally for 6 mins. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pork Chops with Balsamic-Braised Cabbage and Apples," 3 Jan. 2018 Dishes riff on classics, like a Scandi twist on carpaccio with dill and caraway or a very Midwestern-tasting crisp-skinned trout with aioli underneath. Bon Appetit, "Diner," 25 June 2018 Transfer half to second sheet and toss with caraway seeds. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mustard Glazed Pork Chops," 21 Dec. 2018 Breads incorporating spent grains from beer-making, including a dense rye with caraway. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "First Taste: Chef-made pastrami, rye, turnip-caraway kraut at Larder, Ohio City (photos, video)," 24 Apr. 2018 In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, mustard, garlic, caraway seeds, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Steak and Rye Panzanella," 11 June 2018 In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork fat, bread-crumb purée, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, anchovy paste, chile powder, caraway seeds, ground fennel seeds, salt, and fish sauce. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of caraway

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for caraway

Middle English, probably from Medieval Latin carvi, from Arabic karawyā, from Greek karon

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caraway

noun

English Language Learners Definition of caraway

: the seeds of a plant related to the carrot that are used to flavor foods

caraway

noun
car·​a·​way | \ ˈker-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce caraway (audio) \

Kids Definition of caraway

: the seeds of a white-flowered plant that are used to flavor foods

caraway

noun
car·​a·​way | \ ˈkar-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce caraway (audio) \

Medical Definition of caraway

1 : a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with pungent fruits
2 : the fruit of caraway that is used in cookery and confectionery and is the source of caraway oil

called also caraway seed

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