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Definition of "caraway" [car•a•way]

  • A biennial Eurasian herb (Carum carvi) in the parsley family, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small, white or pinkish flowers. (noun)
  • The seedlike fruit of this plant, widely used as a flavoring and seasoning in various foods. Also called caraway seed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caraway" in a sentence
  • "But here's my idea: First, the caraway is a diversion, not involved in the chemistry of the thing, I'm sure."
  • "I love the idea of caraway in the scone..one of my favorite savory seasonings."
  • "The fruits of _Carum carui_, a hardy biennial British plant, popularly known as caraway seeds, supply a volatile oil, which is carminitive and aromatic."