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Meaning of CARAWAY

Pronunciation:  'karu`wey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  leaves used sparingly in soups and stews
  2. [n]  a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed
 

CARAWAY is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Carum carvi
 
 See Also: caraway, caraway, caraway seed, Carum, Carum carvi, genus Carum, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, whorled caraway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Car"a*way\ (k[a^]r"[.a]*w[asl]), n. [F. carvi (cf. Sp.
carvi and al-caravea, al-carahueya, Pg. al-caravia) fr. Ar.
karaw[=i][=a], karw[=i][=a] fr. Gr. ka`ron; cf. L. careum.]
1. (Bot.) A biennial plant of the Parsley family ({Carum
   Carui}). The seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm,
   pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery,
   and also in medicine as a carminative.

2. A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

         Caraways, or biscuits, or some other [comfits].
                                               --Cogan.

 

 

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