Aj"ou*an Aj"ow*an (?), n. [Written also ajwain.] [Prob. native name.] (Bot.)
The fruit of Ammi Copticum, syn. Carum Ajowan, used both as a medicine and as a condiment. An oil containing thymol is extracted from it. Called also Javanee seed, Javanese seed, and ajava.
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