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.
Hattie Ophelia Wyatt, 1878–1950, U.S. politician: first elected woman senator, from Arkansas, 1932.
Historical Examples

caraway (negro) objected to having his wife travel in the coach with low and obscene white men.
Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama Walter L. Fleming

caraway seeds or ginger can be added, to vary these at pleasure.
Mrs. Hale’s Receipts for the Million Sarah Josepha Hale

Then mix in five ounces of caraway comfits, and put some on them.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton

They were Fennel, Dill, and caraway, and similar in growth and seed.
Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle

caraway seeds sharpen the vision, promote the secretion of milk, and are good against hysterical affections.
Food Remedies Florence Daniel

Please make us some caraway cookies if not too much trouble.
Cloudy Jewel Grace Livingston Hill

Prick the top with a fork, and stick in some caraway comfits; put it on white paper, and bake on tins in a slow oven.
Burroughs’ Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 Barkham Burroughs

Like so many North Europeans, it is often flavored with caraway.
The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

A cup and a half of granulated sugar, a cup and a half of butter, four eggs, one tablespoonful of caraway seed and flour to roll.
The Golden Age Cook Book Henrietta Latham Dwight

From a German bake shop get the bread, either “Kummel,” (which is rye with caraway seeds), or Pumpernickel.
Suppers Paul Pierce

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

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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