Carum Carui
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 seeds have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. They are used in cookery and confectionery, and also in medicine as a carminative. [1913 Webster]

2. A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds. [1913 Webster]

Caraways, or biscuits, or some other [comfits]. --Cogan. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Carum carui — Carvacrol Car va*crol (k[aum]r v[.a]*kr[=o]l), n. (Chem.) A thick oily liquid, {C10H13.OH}, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway ({Carum carui}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C10H13OH — Carvacrol Car va*crol (k[aum]r v[.a]*kr[=o]l), n. (Chem.) A thick oily liquid, {C10H13.OH}, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway ({Carum carui}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Carvacrol — Car va*crol (k[aum]r v[.a]*kr[=o]l), n. (Chem.) A thick oily liquid, {C10H13.OH}, of a strong taste and disagreeable odor, obtained from oil of caraway ({Carum carui}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [ karəweɪ] noun 1》 the seeds of a plant of the parsley family, used for flavouring and as a source of oil. 2》 the white flowered Mediterranean plant which bears caraway seeds. [Carum carvi.] Origin ME: from med. L. carui, from Arab. alkarāwiyā,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • caraway — car•a•way [[t]ˈkær əˌweɪ[/t]] n. 1) pln a plant, Carum carvi, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having finely divided leaves and umbels of white or pinkish flowers 2) pln Also called car′away seed . the aromatic seedlike fruit of this… …   From formal English to slang

  • caraway — /ˈkærəweɪ / (say karuhway) noun 1. an umbelliferous condimental herb, Carum carvi, bearing aromatic seedlike fruit (caraway seeds) used in cookery and medicine. 2. the fruit or seeds. {late Middle English, from Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic… …   Australian English dictionary

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