Etymology
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cardamom (n.)

"seed-capsule of a plant native to southern India and Ceylon," used in medicine and cookery, 1550s, from French cardamome, from Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamomon, from kardamon "cress" (which is of unknown origin) + amomon "spice plant." The word was in English from late 14c. in Latin form.

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Definitions of cardamom

cardamom (n.)
rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning;
Synonyms: cardamon / Elettaria cardamomum
cardamom (n.)
aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces;
Synonyms: cardamon / cardamum
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