caraway

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English[edit]

caraway seeds (1)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic كراويا, from Ancient Greek καρώ (karṓ).[1][2] Possibly related to Latin cuminum, Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈkæɹəˌweɪ/

Noun[edit]

caraway (uncountable)

  1. A biennial plant, Carum carvi, native to Europe and Asia, mainly grown for its seed to be used as a culinary spice.
  2. The seed-like fruit of the caraway plant.
  3. A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.
    • (Can we date this quote?). Cogan:
      Caraways, or biscuits, or some other comfits.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ caraway” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  2. ^ caraway” in the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–.