cardamom

noun
car·​da·​mom | \ˈkär-də-məm, -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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Add the cardamom, anise, and whole cloves to the water. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "This homemade coconut iced tea is positively dreamy," 27 June 2018 Head to Logan Square’s Chiya Chai, and sip on a honey mango margarita ($8), inspired by owner Rajee Aryal’s memories living in Kathmandu, or the Maharaja ($10), with juniper, cardamom, cinnamon and gin. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Drink your way around the globe without leaving Chicago," 21 Sep. 2017 In a large bowl, stir together the quinoa, oats, coconut chips, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, cinnamon, and cardamom. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "3 Easy Summer Campfire Recipes Your Entire Family Will Enjoy," 22 June 2018 This cake consists of three parts: the mango-cardamom cake layers; the mango-lime curd between the layers; and the mango-saffron buttercream that envelopes the entire cake. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Wild rice porridge with walnuts and maple-cardamom butter will stick to your ribs before a day of fat tire biking, cross-country skiing, or frozen waterfall hiking. Jason Tesauro, Esquire, "Minneapolis Is the Food World's Best Kept Secret," 31 Jan. 2018 In a food processor, process the cake flour, mango, baking powder, cardamom and salt to a fine powder. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018 Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cardamom pods. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "This homemade coconut iced tea is positively dreamy," 27 June 2018 For July, delicately seasoned turmeric and cardamom frozen yogurt is swirled into cups and garnished with orange segments and toasted coconut. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Frozen Yogurt With a Twist," 9 July 2018

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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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cardamom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cardamom

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

cardamom

noun
car·​da·​mom | \ˈkärd-ə-məm, -ˌmäm \

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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