a mountain range in SE India, part of the Western Ghats. Highest peaks over 4500 feet (1370 meters).
the aromatic seed capsules of a tropical Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum, of the ginger family, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine. the plant itself. a related plant, Amomum compactum, or its seeds, used as a substitute for true cardamom. Historical Examples Your pa in his day ate three carloads of cardamon seeds […]
Machinery. a universal joint consisting of a crosslike piece, opposite ends of which rotate within the forked end of each of the two shafts connected. noun (engineering) a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
- Cardboard city
noun (informal) an area of a city in which homeless people sleep rough, often in cardboard boxes noun an area where homeless people construct makeshift shelters, often from cardboard boxes
adjective like cardboard, esp in stiffness, texture, or taste: it becomes cardboardy if cooked too long