cardamom

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Cardamom seeds.

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From Latin cardamōmum, from Ancient Greek καρδάμωμον (kardámōmon), from κάρδαμον (kárdamon, cress) + ἄμωμον (ámōmon), the name of a some eastern spice. Possibly ultimately from or cognate with Anatolian; see Proto-Anatolian *karsani- (soapweed).

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cardamom (countable and uncountable, plural cardamoms)

  1. The Elettaria cardamomum, an Indian herb.
  2. The seed of E. cardamomum, used as a medicine and spice, especially in curry powder.
  3. (uncommon, inexact) Synonym of grains of paradise, the seeds or seed capsules of the East African A. melegueta.

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