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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Brussels sprouts in browned butter with caraway seeds.
▪ Cook for an hour or until meat is tender. 2 Add potatoes and caraway seeds.
▪ Fresh Thuringer is similarly composed but is seasoned with caraway, celery seed, coriander, ginger, and mace.
▪ It was here that Frankie hid the black sharp-tasting seeds that he picked from her caraway cake.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Apiaceae \Apiaceae\ n. 1. a family of plants bearing flowers in umbels; examples are: parsley; carrot; anise; caraway; celery; dill.

Syn: Umbelliferae, family Umbelliferae, family Apiaceae, carrot family

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


n. 1 A biennial plant, (taxlink Carum carvi species noshow=1), native to Europe and Asia, mainly grown for its seed to be used as a culinary spice. 2 The seed-like fruit of the caraway plant. 3 A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

  1. n. a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed [syn: Carum carvi]

  2. leaves used sparingly in soups and stews

Caraway, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas
Population (2000): 1349
Housing Units (2000): 606
Land area (2000): 2.320450 sq. miles (6.009937 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.320450 sq. miles (6.009937 sq. km)
FIPS code: 11410
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.759143 N, 90.323051 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72419
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Caraway, AR

Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, (Carum carvi) is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

The plant is similar in appearance to members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on stems. The main flower stem is tall, with small white or pink flowers in umbels. Caraway fruits (erroneously called seeds) are crescent-shaped achenes, around long, with five pale ridges.

Caraway (disambiguation)

Caraway is a plant in the family Apiaceae whose seeds are used as a spice.

It may also refer to:

  • Caraway, Arkansas, United States
  • Caraway Mountains, North Carolina, United States
  • Caraway Speedway, an automobile racetrack near Asheboro, North Carolina
  • Caraway Conference Center and Camp, camp and retreat center owned and operated by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
  • Barbara Mallory Caraway, Texas state representative
  • Bryan Caraway, American mixed martial artist
  • Dwaine Caraway, mayor of Dallas, Texas
  • Dwight Carraway, youngest Alderman elected in the State of SC
  • Elbert Caraway, American football and baseball player and coach
  • Hattie Caraway, United States senator from Arkansas
  • Nancie Caraway, first lady of Hawaii
  • Pat Caraway, Major League Baseball player
  • Paul Caraway, United States Army lieutenant general
  • Thaddeus H. Caraway, United States representative and senator from Arkansas

Usage examples of "caraway".

He was still so overjoyed about Caraway that his energy and emotion was irrepressible.

I called you long distance and person-to-person, Caraway to Larksville.

It seemed so clear to James that Simon was in Caraway - where else would he be?

In his mind he had added mile upon mile to this trip, stretching the road out long and thin till Caraway might have been in Asia.

She seemed to think that this was part of a tour around Caraway that anyone might follow, and she gazed in tourist-like respect at a three-foot high statue of Major John Caraway.

The common Caraway is a herb of the umbelliferous order found growing on many waste places in England, though not a true native of Great Britain.

The seeds grow numerously in the small flat flowers placed thickly together on each floral plateau, or umbel, and are best known to us in seed cake, and in Caraway comfits.

But narcotic effects have been known to follow the chewing of Caraway seeds in a large quantity, such as three ounces at a time.

As Sir John Lubbock has shown, out of fifty-five visitants to the Caraway plant for nectar, one moth, nine bees, twenty-one flies, and twenty-four miscellaneous midges constituted the dinner party.

Hyland took a piece of the rejected caraway cake without enthusiasm, hunger apparently contending with a sense of the indecorum of this refection in the presence of the dead.

On the mantel over the fireplace were the homely little cookies that Rousseau had baked and sprinkled with caraway seed.

Germany its seeds are added to bread as a condiment, much as we put caraways in some of our cakes.

Caraway, in which he also expresses a wish for me to come, and he fixes the place at Ossawatomie.

She was eating a slice of pumpernickel sprinkled with the caraway seeds which she liked so much.

All the way from Duesseldorf to Wohlgebaum he played the Circuit of Gardens with nice clean Gravel on the Ground and Dill Pickles festooned among the Caraway Trees.