Definition of cardamom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɑːdəməm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrdəməm//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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the dried seeds of a SE Asian plant, used in cooking as a spice cardamom pods See related entries: Herbs and spices Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French cardamome or Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, from kardamon ‘cress’ + amōmon, the name of a kind of spice plant.
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