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car·da·mom

 (kär′də-məm) or car·da·mon (-mən)
n.
1.
a. A rhizomatous herb (Elettaria cardamomum) native to South Asia, having capsular fruits with aromatic seeds used as a spice.
b. The capsules or seeds of this plant, used especially in South and Southeast Asian cuisine and in baked goods. In both subsenses, also called green cardamom.
2. Black cardamom.

[Middle English cardamome, from Old French cardemome, from Latin cardamōmum, from Greek kardamōmon, probably haplology for *kardamamōmom : kardamon, garden cress (of Near Eastern origin; akin to Akkadian kuddimmu, garden cress, whose seeds are used as a condiment and spice in Asian cuisines) + amōmon, an Indian spice, probably black cardamom; akin to Akkadian ḫamīmu and Aramaic ḥəmāmā, an aromatic, perhaps a kind of cardamom.]

cardamom

(ˈkɑːdəməm) or

cardamum

;

cardamon

(ˈkɑːdəmən)
n
1. (Plants) a tropical Asian zingiberaceous plant, Elettaria cardamomum, that has large hairy leaves
2. (Cookery) the seeds of this plant, used esp as a spice or condiment
3. (Plants) a related East Indian plant, Amomum cardamomum, whose seeds are used as a substitute for cardamom seeds
[C15: from Latin cardamōmum, from Greek kardamōmon, from kardamon cress + amōmon an Indian spice]

car•da•mom

(ˈkɑr də məm)

also car•da•mon

(-mən)

car′da•mum,



n.
the aromatic seed capsules of a tropical Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum, of the ginger family, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin cardamōmum < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardamom - rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoningcardamom - rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
cardamum, cardamom, cardamon - aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.cardamom - aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
cardamom, cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum - rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
Translations
kardemumma
kardemumma

cardamom

[ˈkɑːdəməm] Ncardamomo m

cardamom

[ˈkɑːrdəməm] ncardamome f

cardamom

nKardamom m or nt

cardamom

[ˈkɑːdəməm] cardamon [ˈkɑːdəmən] ncardamomo
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A little flour, a little butter and a mouthful of cardamoms,' Kim retorted, flushed with the praise, but still cautious -'Does one grow rich on that?
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