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
Recent Examples of cardamom from the Web
Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk oats, quinoa flour, raw sugar, salt, cardamom, and nutmeg in a medium bowl.
Add whole spices -- cinnamon, black cardamom, black peppercorns and cloves -- and cook, stirring, until fragrant, a minute or two.
Syrups are made in-house in flavors such as coconut maple, lavender and their house variety, cardamom and clove.
The following strawberry sauce, infused with red wine, thyme and cardamom, tastes equally great on ice cream as it does grilled pork, duck or chicken.
Golf fans drank a lot of Avoca coffee and tried a new Dean & DeLuca offering: soft-serve ice cream in flavors such as coconut, chocolate or cardamom vanilla.
Also new is soft serve ice cream: double chocolate, coconut, wild strawberry, and cardamom vanilla – in cones and cups.
Served coffee with cardamom, President Donald Trump and his senior advisers sat side-by-side with Saudi leaders in upholstered armchairs.
King Salman greeted Trump at the airport Sunday, per Politico, in a ceremony accompanied by a military flyover, cannons, an elaborate cardamom coffee service, and the presentation of a gold medal.
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Origin and Etymology of cardamom
Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, blend of kardamon peppergrass and amōmon, an Indian spice plant
First Known Use: 1553See Words from the same year
CARDAMOM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cardamom for English Language Learners
: the seeds of an Asian plant that are used as a spice in cooking and baking
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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