cardamom

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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

  1. a tablespoon of ground cardamom

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Origin and Etymology of cardamom

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


CARDAMOM Defined for English Language Learners

cardamom

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Definition of cardamom for English Language Learners

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


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cardamom

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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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