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caraway

[ kar-uh-wey ]
/ ˈkær əˌweɪ /
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noun
a plant, Carum carvi, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having finely divided leaves and umbels of white or pinkish flowers.
Also called caraway seed . the aromatic seedlike fruit of this plant, used in cooking and medicine.
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Origin of caraway

1325–75; Middle English car(a)wai, variant of carwy<Medieval Latin carui<Arabic karawiyā ≪ Greek káron caraway

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Caraway
[ kar-uh-wey ]
/ ˈkær əˌweɪ /

noun
Hattie Ophelia Wyatt, 1878–1950, U.S. politician: first elected woman senator, from Arkansas, 1932.
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British Dictionary definitions for caraway

caraway
/ (ˈkærəˌweɪ) /

noun
an umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Carum carvi, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small whitish flowers
caraway seed the pungent aromatic one-seeded fruit of this plant, used in cooking and in medicine

Word Origin for caraway

C14: probably from Medieval Latin carvi, from Arabic karawyā, from Greek karon
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