caraway

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noun car·a·way \ˈker-ə-ˌwā, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caraway

  1. 1 :  a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic Old World herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family

  2. 2 :  the pungent fruit of the caraway used in seasoning and medicine —called also caraway seed

Origin and Etymology of caraway

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


First Known Use: 13th century


CARAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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noun car·a·way \ˈker-ə-ˌwā, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caraway for English Language Learners

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


CARAWAY Defined for Kids

caraway

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noun car·a·way \ˈker-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of caraway for Students

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


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caraway

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noun car·a·way \ˈkar-ə-ˌwā\

Medical Definition of caraway

  1. 1:  a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with pungent fruits

  2. 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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