car·​da·​mom | \ ˈkär-də-məm How to pronounce cardamom (audio) , -ˌmäm\

Definition of cardamom

: the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family with seeds used as a spice or condiment and in medicine also : this plant

Examples of cardamom in a Sentence

a tablespoon of ground cardamom

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For dessert, the chefs-in-training prepared brown sugar blackberry upside down baby cakes with cardamom gelato. La Cañada Valley Sun, "The Valley Line: Aspiring chefs given taste of success with Hillsides dinner," 3 Sep. 2019 This Ohio favorite is upgraded with cardamom seeds and toasted peanuts. Dallas News, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019 For something out of the ordinary, order the Kulfi pop (Indian ice cream with pistachio and cardamom) or the Akbhar Mashti, from the couple’s native Iran, that features saffron, rosewater, cream, and pistachio. Birmingham Magazine,, "Where to get the best summertime treats in Birmingham," 24 July 2019 Stir in the rice, cumin, cardamom, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Christopher Kimball,, "Recipes: Three new ways to love grains," 9 July 2019 Ground red and green chilies provide kick, but spices such as turmeric, cardamom, cumin and coriander give dishes depth and sweetness. Michael Mayo,, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 Whisk together flour, baking powder, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Spiced Grit-Fried Chicken Cutlets," 28 May 2019 The fragrance contains top notes of green cardamom and iris along with a clean, woody, spicy and smoky base. Tara Paniogue,, "Stylish life hacks for new parents," 11 July 2019 In Morocco, the chef cooks up braised short ribs seasoned with ras el hanout, a spice mixture with cardamom, clove, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and paprika. Shay Spence,, "Get a Sneak Peek of Gordon Ramsay's New Around-the-World Cooking Show and Magazine," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of cardamom

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cardamom

Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, blend of kardamon peppergrass and amōmon, an Indian spice plant

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English Language Learners Definition of cardamom

: the seeds of an Asian plant that are used as a spice in cooking and baking


car·​da·​mom | \ ˈkärd-ə-məm, -ˌmäm How to pronounce cardamom (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardamom

: the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family with seeds used as a spice and in medicine also : this plant

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