Car"a*way (?), n. [F. carvi (cf. Sp. carvi and al-caravea, al-carahueya, Pg. al-caravia) fr. Ar. karawiafr. Gr. ; cf. L. caraum.]

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.


A cake or sweetmeat containing caraway seeds.

Caraways, or biscuits, or some other [comfits]. Cogan.


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