What does cardamom mean?

Definitions for cardamomˈkɑr də məm; -mən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cardamom, cardamon, Elettaria cardamomum(noun)

    rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning

  2. cardamom, cardamon, cardamum(noun)

    aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces


  1. cardamom(Noun)

    An Indian herb, Elettaria cardamomum

  2. cardamom(Noun)

    The aromatic seed of this plant, used as a spice, baking, also in curry powder in Asian and Arabic cuisine, as well as in Northern Europe and in many parts of the world and cultures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cardamom(noun)

    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. Cardamom(noun)

    a plant which produces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several species of Amomum


  1. Cardamom

    Cardamom refers to several plants of the similar genera Elettaria and Amomum in the ginger family Zingiberaceae. Both genera are native to India, Nepal and Bhutan; they are recognised by their small seed pods, triangular in cross-section and spindle-shaped, with a thin, papery, outer shell and small black seeds. Today, Guatemala is the biggest producer and exporter of cardamom in the world, followed by India. Some other countries such as Sri Lanka have also begun to cultivate it. Elettaria pods are light green while Amomum pods are larger and dark brown. It is the world's third most expensive spice by weight, outstripped in market value only by saffron and vanilla.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cardamom

    kär′da-mom, n. the capsules of certain tropical plants, which form an aromatic, pungent spice. [L. cardamomum—Gr. kardamōmon.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardamom in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cardamom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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