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 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 Kleine Schweine gets its kick from caraway, coriander, and chile flakes. Rachel Karten, Bon Appétit, "I’d Like to Induct Olympia Provisions’ Pepperettes Into the Salty Meat Snack Hall of Fame," 12 Aug. 2019 Whisk together red wine vinegar, olive oil, and caraway seeds in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Cucumber-Salmon Panzanella," 5 Aug. 2019 In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, mustard, garlic, caraway seeds, and ¼ teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Steak and Rye Panzanella," 1 July 2019 Whisk together white wine vinegar, horseradish, olive oil, Dijon mustard, caraway seeds, and salt and black pepper in a bowl. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "Grilled Horseradish Slaw," 26 June 2019 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

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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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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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