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
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.
The scents of cumin and turmeric and cardamom are so overwhelming that my eyes begin to water.
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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: 1553
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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