Caraway (noun)

  1. A biennial or perennial herb native to Europe and Asia, with feathery leaves and white or pink flowers. Its seeds are used as a spice and in breads, cheeses, and other foods.
  2. The seed of the caraway plant, used as a spice and in various foods.


Late middle english, from old norse 'karrā', from germanic '*karo'. the plant has been cultivated for its seeds, which have a distinctive flavor.


  1. Caraway seeds are a common ingredient in rye bread.
  2. Caraway has a strong, earthy flavor that pairs well with cheeses and cured meats.
  3. The soup was flavored with a pinch of caraway and a dash of nutmeg.
  4. The spice shop sold caraway in bulk, and I bought enough to last me a year.
  5. Caraway is often used in traditional German and Scandinavian cuisines to flavor various dishes.
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