caraway (n.)

plant of southern Europe, the aromatic seeds of which are used in cooking and baking, late 13c., carewei, via Old French caroi from Old Italian or Medieval Latin carui, from Arabic al-karawiya, which is of unknown origin but suspected to be somehow from Greek karon "cumin." Also as Anglo-Latin carvi, Old French carvi. Old Spanish had alcarahuaya, alcaravea.

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