[ kar-uh-wey ]
/ ˈkær əˌweɪ /


Hattie Ophelia Wyatt,1878–1950, U.S. politician: first elected woman senator, from Arkansas, 1932. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for hattie caraway


/ (ˈkærəˌweɪ) /


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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Word Origin and History for hattie caraway



late 13c., from Old Spanish alcarahuaya, alcaravea, from Arabic al-karawiya, of unknown origin but suspected to be somehow from Greek karon "cumin." Also as Anglo-Latin carvi, Old French carvi.

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