noun Etymology: Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, blend of kardamon peppergrass and amōmon, an Indian spice plant Date: 1553 the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family with seeds used as a spice or condiment and in medicine; also this plant

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  • cardamom — CARDAMÓM s.m., s.n. 1. s.m. Plantă tropicală ale cărei seminţe au gust piperat (Elettaria cardamomum). 2. s.n. Ulei cu miros plăcut extras din cardamom (1). – Din fr. cardamome. Trimis de valeriu, 25.02.2005. Sursa: DEX 98  CARDAMOM s.m. şi n …   Dicționar Român

  • Cardamom — Car da*mom (k[aum]r d[.a]*m[u^]m), n. [L. cardamomun, Gr. karda mwmon] 1. The aromatic fruit, or capsule with its seeds, of several plants of the Ginger family growing in the East Indies and elsewhere, and much used as a condiment, and in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cardamom — 1550s, from L. cardamomum, from Gk. kardamomon, from kardamon cress (of unknown origin) + amomon spice plant …   Etymology dictionary

  • cardamom — (also cardamum) ► NOUN ▪ the aromatic seeds of a plant of the ginger family, used as a spice. ORIGIN from Greek kardamon cress + am mon, a kind of spice plant …   English terms dictionary

  • cardamom — [kär′dəmən, kär′dəmän΄kär′də məm, kär′dəmäm΄] n. [L cardamomum < Gr kardamōmon < kardamon, cress + amōmon, an Indian spice plant] 1. an Asiatic herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family 2. its seed capsule or seed, used in medicine… …   English World dictionary

  • Cardamom — For other uses, see Cardamom (disambiguation). Cardamom True Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • cardamom — /kahr deuh meuhm/, n. 1. the aromatic seed capsules of a tropical Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum, of the ginger family, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine. 2. the plant itself. 3. a related plant, Amomum compactum, or its seeds, used …   Universalium

  • Cardamom — Kardamom Kardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), Illustration aus Koehler 1887 Systematik Unterklasse: Commelinaähnliche (Comme …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cardamom — Grains of paradise. Dried ripe seeds of Elettaria cardamomum; used for flavoring baked goods, confectionery, curry powder, and in the manufacture of oil of c. which is used for flavoring liqueurs. Pharmaceutical aid (flavor); adjuvant and… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardamom — car|da|mom [ kardəməm ] noun uncount the seeds of a plant used for giving a particular flavor to food. Cardamom is a spice …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cardamom — [[t]kɑ͟ː(r)dəməm[/t]] cardamoms also cardamon N VAR Cardamom is a spice. It comes from the seeds of a plant grown in Asia …   English dictionary

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