• WordNet 3.6
    • n Carum caraway
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n carum A considerable genus of plants, natural order Umbelliferæ. The species are glabrous herbs with perennial fusiform edible roots, pinnate or more divided leaves, and white or yellow flowers. C. Carui is the caraway-plant, the fruit of which is the socalled caraway-seed. (See caraway.) Three species are found in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains, the tuberous roots of which are an important article of food to the Indians.
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In literature:

Volt, credo, se esse carum suis.
"Cato Maior de Senectute" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Lotus corniculatus Lesser " " Carum petroselinum Field parsley.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various