caraway
Apiaceae Apiaceae n. 1. a family of plants bearing flowers in umbels; examples are: {parsley}; {carrot}; {anise}; {caraway}; {celery}; {dill}.

Syn: Umbelliferae, family {Umbelliferae}, family {Apiaceae}, carrot family [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Caraway — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Ang …   Wikipedia

  • Caraway — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Barbara Mallory Caraway (* 1955), US amerikanische Politikerin Hattie Caraway (1879–1950), US amerikanische Politikerin Pat Caraway (1905–1974), US amerikanischer Baseballspieler Thaddeus H. Caraway… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Caraway — Caraway, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 1349 Housing Units (2000): 606 Land area (2000): 2.320450 sq. miles (6.009937 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.320450 sq. miles (6.009937 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Caraway — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caraway — [kar′ə wā΄] n. [ME carawai < (? via ML carvi < OSp alcarahueya < Ar al karawiyā < ? Gr karon, caraway] 1. a white flowered biennial herb (Carum carvi) of the umbel family, with spicy, strong smelling seeds 2. the seeds, used as a… …   English World dictionary

  • caraway — late 13c., from O.Sp. alcarahuaya, from Arabic al karawiya, of unknown origin. Suspected to be somehow from Gk. karon cumin …   Etymology dictionary

  • caraway — ► NOUN ▪ the seeds of a plant of the parsley family, used for flavouring. ORIGIN Latin carui, probably ultimately from Greek karon cumin …   English terms dictionary

  • caraway — /kar euh way /, n. 1. a plant, Carum carvi, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having finely divided leaves and umbels of white or pinkish flowers. 2. Also called caraway seed. the aromatic seedlike fruit of this plant, used in cooking and… …   Universalium

  • caraway — car·a·way kar ə .wā n 1) a biennial usu. white flowered aromatic herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with pungent fruits 2) the fruit of caraway that is used in cookery and confectionery and is the source of caraway oil called… …   Medical dictionary

  • caraway — [14] The ultimate source of caraway is probably Greek káron ‘cumin’ (caraway and cumin seeds are very similar). Arabic borrowed the word as alkarāwiyā ‘the cumin’, and it subsequently diverged along different branches. Borrowed into medieval… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • caraway — [14] The ultimate source of caraway is probably Greek káron ‘cumin’ (caraway and cumin seeds are very similar). Arabic borrowed the word as alkarāwiyā ‘the cumin’, and it subsequently diverged along different branches. Borrowed into medieval… …   Word origins

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