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 (kär′də-məm) or car·da·mon (-mən)
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.]
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(ˈkɑːdəməm) or




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]
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(ˈkɑr də məm)

also car•da•mon



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]
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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
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[ˈkɑːdəməm] Ncardamomo m
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[ˈkɑːrdəməm] ncardamome f
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nKardamom m or nt
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[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?
This is a handful of cardamoms, This is a lump of ghi: This is millet and chillies and rice, A supper for thee and me!
Summary: The global cardamom oil is expected to reflect a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2022.
1 Bring milk to boil in pan, add rice and cardamom. Cook gently for 15mins, stirring.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 8) For the cake: 10 strands of saffron, dropped into 4tbsp of warm milk; 250g unsalted butter; 250g caster sugar; 5 medium eggs, beaten; 250g self-raising flour; 1tsp baking powder For the milk drizzle: 100g milk powder; 150ml boiling water; Cardamom seeds, removed from the pods and ground For the buttercream: 2 cardamom pods, crushed; 3tbsp whole milk; 300g unsalted butter, softened; 600g icing sugar, sifted To decorate: Edible rose petals, mixed with 100g roughly chopped pistachios METHOD 1.
There are many flavour variations in kheer, featuring the subtle or sharp essence of raisins, cardamom, cinnamon, almond, pistachio, saffron, kewra, and rose water.
* Salted Caramel Chai: a sweet and savoury beverage with flavours of warm cinnamon, ginger root, cloves, sea salt and cardamom.
super supper INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 1/2 red onion, peeled and finely chopped 100g Greek yogurt 2 pinches of saffron strands 1/2tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 nutmeg, grated 3 green cardamom pods, seeds finely ground Pinch of chilli flakes, or to taste 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped 1tsp salt, plus extra to season About 800g skinless boneless chicken (thighs are best) cut into 4cm dice 1tsp sumac, or a good squeeze of lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper METHOD 1.
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Cosmydor S/4 Artisanal Organic Face and Hand Liquid Soap with Argan Oil & Cardamom Essential Oil PS28 FREE from foaming agents and synthetic fragrances, this nourishing soap owes its rich scent to argan oil, coconut oil and cardamom, plus it's vegan-friendly.
300ml rapeseed oil, 2 onions, 1kg chicken, in 2in pieces, 300g chana daal, soaked overnight, 3 medium tomatoes, diced, 15g cumin seeds, 6 green cardamom pods, 4 black cardamom pods, 6 cloves, 3 bay leaves, 1tbsp dried coriander, 10 peppercorns, 3 green chillies, 3tbsp ginger and garlic paste, 1tbsp ginger, chopped, 1tbsp garlic, chopped, 1tbsp turmeric powder, 1tbsp red chilli powder, half bunch fenugreek leaves, half bunch coriander, 1 litre water.