caraway

noun
car·​a·​way | \ ˈker-ə-ˌwā, 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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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 In a large bowl, combine beef, pork fat, bread-crumb purée, ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, anchovy paste, chile powder, caraway seeds, ground fennel seeds, salt and fish sauce. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Cook’s Trick: Go Ahead and Overdo It," 7 Sep. 2018 Bread and butter: Came right away: a basket with four rolls, two plain, two caraway. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 Add garlic and caraway seeds; cook 30 seconds, stirring. Michael Symon, Good Housekeeping, "German Potato Salad," 19 May 2017 Toast caraway seeds in a small skillet on medium, about 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Steak and Rye Panzanella," 11 June 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 \

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 \

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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