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

Examples of caraway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lentils croquettes recipe calls for sprouting lentils for several days and then folding them into a batter with cream cheese, wilted green onions, caraway seeds and crumbles of hearty rye bread. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Lentil croquettes from Bar Tartine alumni," 4 Oct. 2019 Transfer the kitchri to a serving dish and sprinkle with caraway or cumin seeds. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Turmeric rice dish is a family favorite for chef," 30 Sep. 2019 The vibe at the Bar-Bill is warm and friendly, and those roast beef sandwiches served on soft salt- and caraway-studded German rolls are reason enough to visit. Melissa Rayworth, Houston Chronicle, "Eating along New York state’s ‘Buffalo Wing Trail’," 13 Sep. 2019 The vibe at the Bar-Bill is warm and friendly, and those roast beef sandwiches served on soft salt- and caraway-studded German rolls are reason enough to visit. Washington Post, "Eating along New York State’s ‘Buffalo Wing Trail’," 26 Aug. 2019 The soft, wheaty Bavarian pretzel was tasty, as was the Yoerg sandwich, which consists of a split frankfurter stuffed with a dill pickle and served with Swiss cheese and bright yellow mustard on soft caraway bread. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Historic Yoerg is a nice fit for former Strip Club Meat and Fish building," 7 Aug. 2019 Ingredients such as zucchini, carrots, pumpkins or potatoes are often thrown into the mix, as well as hot chiles, lemon juice and spices like caraway and cinnamon. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, "The Most Versatile Summer Salad," 22 July 2019 Finish with a pinch of caraway seeds and a couple of tablespoons of butter for richness. Washington Post, "Got a haul of apples for fall? Here’s what to do with them," 10 Sep. 2019 The caraway scent came from a chemical called carvone, while the cherry blossom scent came from another chemical, acetophenone. Robert Martone, Scientific American, "A Successful Artificial Memory Has Been Created," 27 Aug. 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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caraway

noun
How to pronounce caraway (audio)

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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