Definition of


  1. (noun, food) aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
  2. (noun, plant) rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Cardamom

cardamon, cardamum, elettaria cardamomum

Alternate forms of Cardamom

Hypernyms: flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, herb, herbaceous plant, seasoner, seasoning

Origin of the word Cardamom

  1. 1553, from L. cardamomum, from Gk. kardamomon, from kardamon "cress" + amomon "spice plant." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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