cardamom seed

[NF] cardamom (def. 3).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cardamom — Grains of paradise. Dried ripe seeds of Elettaria cardamomum; used for flavoring baked goods, confectionery, curry powder, and in the manufacture of oil of c. which is used for flavoring liqueurs. Pharmaceutical aid (flavor); adjuvant and… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardamom oil — n a colorless or pale yellow essential oil with a camphoraceous odor and pungent taste distilled from cardamom seeds and used in pharmaceutical preparations and as a flavoring for foods * * * [NF] a volatile oil distilled from the seed of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardamom — [kär′dəmən, kär′dəmän΄kär′də məm, kär′dəmäm΄] n. [L cardamomum < Gr kardamōmon < kardamon, cress + amōmon, an Indian spice plant] 1. an Asiatic herb (Elettaria cardamomum) of the ginger family 2. its seed capsule or seed, used in medicine… …   English World dictionary

  • Cardamom — For other uses, see Cardamom (disambiguation). Cardamom True Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • cardamom — /kahr deuh meuhm/, n. 1. the aromatic seed capsules of a tropical Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum, of the ginger family, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine. 2. the plant itself. 3. a related plant, Amomum compactum, or its seeds, used …   Universalium

  • cardamom — noun a) An Indian herb, Elettaria cardamomum b) The aromatic seed of this plant, used as a spice in Asian cuisine, baking, and in curry powder. Syn: queen of spices …   Wiktionary

  • cardamom — car•da•mom [[t]ˈkɑr də məm[/t]] also car•da•mon [[t] mən[/t]] car′da•mum, n. pln the aromatic seed capsules of a tropical Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum, of the ginger family, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • cardamom — /ˈkadəməm / (say kahduhmuhm) noun 1. the aromatic seed capsule of various plants of the genera Amomum and Elettaria, native to tropical Asia, used as a spice or condiment and in medicine. 2. any of these plants. Also, cardamon; Rare, cardamum.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cardamom — n. (also cardamum) 1 an aromatic SE Asian plant, Elettaria cardamomum. 2 the seed capsules of this used as a spice. Etymology: L cardamomum or F cardamome f. Gk kardamomon f. kardamon cress + amomon a spice plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • compound cardamom tincture — [NF] a preparation of powdered cardamom seed, cinnamon, and caraway in glycerin and diluted alcohol; used as a flavoring agent …   Medical dictionary

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