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caraway


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caraway  \Car"a*way\  (k[a^]r"[.a]*w[asl]),  n.  [F.  carvi  (cf.  Sp 
  carvi  and  al-caravea,  al-carahueya,  Pg  al-caravia)  fr  Ar 
  karaw[=i][=a],  karw[=i][=a]  fr  Gr  ka`ron;  cf  L.  careum.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  biennial  plant  of  the  Parsley  family  ({Carum 
  Carui}).  The  seeds  have  an  aromatic  smell,  and  a  warm, 
  pungent  taste.  They  are  used  in  cookery  and  confectionery, 
  and  also  in  medicine  as  a  carminative. 
 
  2.  A  cake  or  sweetmeat  containing  caraway  seeds. 
 
  Caraways,  or  biscuits,  or  some  other  [comfits]. 
  --Cogan. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caraway 
  n  1:  a  Eurasian  plant  with  small  white  flowers  yielding  caraway 
  seed  [syn:  {Carum  carvi}] 
  2:  leaves  used  sparingly  in  soups  and  stews 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Caraway,  AR  (town,  FIPS  11410) 
  Location:  35.75803  N,  90.33199  W 
  Population  (1990):  1178  (500  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72419 




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