Car"da*mom (?), n. [L. cardamonun, Gr. ]
The aromatic fruit, or capsule with its seeds, of several plants of the Ginger family growing in the East Indies and elsewhere, and much used as a condiment, and in medicine.
A plant which prduces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several of Amommum.
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