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.

2. Bot.

A plant which prduces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several of Amommum.


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