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

Examples of caraway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stir in the caraway and flour, then cook, stirring, until the flour begins to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Christopher Kimball,, "Recipes: Three hearty stews that let you skip a step," 5 Jan. 2021 Add semolina, 00 flour, rye flour, caraway and water to the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment and mix until combined. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Nothing says comfort like pasta. Try 3 dishes from 'temporarily' closed Louisville spots," 21 Apr. 2020 Paley’s Place offers a no-choice menu of roasted beet and kale salad with horseradish vinaigrette, Braised lamb shoulder with borscht and caraway sour cream and an orange blossom pavlova with lemon chamomile cream and honeycomb. oregonlive, "Portland’s 33 best $33 dining month menus," 7 Mar. 2020 Season with salt and pepper and add the caraway seeds to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Roasted Stuffed Whole Cabbage," 4 Mar. 2020 Sides are simple but flavorful, like smashed cucumbers with caraway vinaigrette, shredded carrots with orange and coriander, and potatoes roasted in the schmaltzy drippings from the chicken. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Juicy Rotisserie Chicken Spot from L.A.’s Kismet Team Is Now Open," 17 Jan. 2020 Spicy tomato soup with blue cheese and rock shrimp. Charred cabbage salad with caraway vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Zack Bruell Restaurant Week set to begin," 8 Jan. 2020 Stir in potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, thyme, rosemary, paprika, caraway seeds and bay leaves until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste. NBC News, "A St. Patrick's Day dinner you can make in your Instant Pot," 16 Mar. 2019 Fragrant rosemary and caraway seeds tie it all together. Matt Brooks, Washington Post, "Turnips take a star turn in this hearty skillet dinner with apple, potatoes and rosemary," 9 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of caraway was in the 13th century

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12 Jan 2021

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“Caraway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of caraway

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


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


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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