Cardamom

Cardamom spice in wooden spoon closeup

Elettaria cardamomum, Amomum cardamomum

 

Cardamom (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • cardamon

Etymology

Late Middle English, from Old French cardamome or Latin cardamōmum, from Ancient Greek καρδάμωμον (kardámōmon).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɑː.də.məm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɑɹ.də.məm/, /ˈkɑɹ.dəˌmɑm/

Noun

cardamom (countable and uncountable, plural cardamoms)

  1. The Elettaria cardamomum, an Indian herb.
  2. The seed of E. cardamomum
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