• WordNet 3.6
    • n cardamom aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces
    • n cardamom rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cardamom (Bot) A rhizomatous herb which produces cardamoms, esp. Elettaria Cardamomum and several species of Amomum.
    • Cardamom 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cardamom One of the capsules of different species of plants of the genera Amomum and Elettaria, natural order Zingiberaceæ: generally used in the plural. These capsules are thin and filled with brown aromatic seeds, which are used in medicine as a carminative and stomachic, as well as in making sauces, curries, and cordials, seasoning cakes, etc. The cardamoms of commerce are the product of Elettaria Cardamomum, a native of the forests of southern India, where it is also cultivated, and of a larger-fruited variety of the same species found in Ceylon. The plant is reed-like, with large lanceolate leaves, and grows to the height of from 6 to 10 feet. Various other kinds are used in the East Indies and in China, chiefly the round or cluster cardamoms of Siam and Java, the fruit of Amomum Cardamomum; the wild or bastard cardamoms of Siam, obtained from A. xanthioides; the Bengal cardamoms, from A. aromaticum; the Javan, from A. maximum, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cardamom kär′da-mom the capsules of certain tropical plants, which form an aromatic, pungent spice.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cardamomun, Gr. karda`mwmon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cardamomum—Gr. kardamōmon.


In literature:

Today the menu included brown rice, a new selection of vegetables, and cardamom seeds.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
But Mrs. Bett rocked contentedly and ate cardamom seeds.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
AMOMUM, a genus of plants, such as the cardamom and grains of paradise, remarkable for their pungency and aromatic properties.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
This elixir of life is manufactured from Socotra aloes, little cardamom, saffron, myrrh, and a heap of other aromatics.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
CARDAMOMS; plants from which derived.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
Columbian spirits, caramel, cinnamon and cardamom, and a touch of the buchu.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Like the cardamom, it yields fruit after three years, and then continues producing its pods for an indefinite period.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Musk and cardamoms are sometimes added.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
The natives spread over the leaf a little slaked-lime, and place at one end a small piece of areca-nut and cardamom.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The cardamom seed may be omitted if not liked.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Further south is Tellicherry, whence the highly appreciated cardamoms of Waima are exported.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The principal products are rice, cocoanuts, timber, cardamoms, pepper and a little coffee.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
In the undergrowth are found cardamom, areca, plantain, canes, wild pepper, tree and other ferns, and arums.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
Cardamoms, and sometimes other spices, are also added.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
Nux vomica, gamboge, caoutchouc, cardamoms, teak and other valuable woods and gums are among the natural products.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Cardamoms generally are possessed of a pleasant aromatic odour, and an agreeable, spicy taste.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
Important also is the spice or aromatic product of cardamoms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Some of the species yield Cardamoms, others Grains of Paradise.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Also for real cardamoms.
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
Cardamoms are a valuable crop in the same locality, and also in the Nepalese Himalayas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various

In news:

2 cups uncooked Basmati rice 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 cloves 1 large cardamom 1 small cardamom 1 4 inch cinnamon stick ¼ teaspoon turmeric ½ cup fresh dill, chopped salt.
Heat oil in a pan, add the cloves, cardamoms, and cinnamon stick.
Cardamom Cranberry Pear Crisp .
Ground green cardamom pods 1 to 1 ½ tsps.
Perhaps the most seductive of all the spices, cardamom provides a vaguely exotic and truly remarkable accent to coffee.
We subbed vanilla for cardamom.
To make the filling, in a medium bowl, toss together the pears , cranberries, brown sugar, cardamom, salt and cornstarch.
Chile-Lime Pineapple with Cardamom-Lime Ice Cream.
Cumin, coriander and cardamom punch up this vegetarian salad.
For her elegant interpretation of fruit danish, Grace Parisi tosses wedges of big purple plums with sugar and cardamom, then pinches them into neat little puff pastry pockets and bakes them.
Pumpkin Quinoa 2 cups dry quinoa 2 cups chicken stock 2 cups water ½ cup pumpkin puree ½ tsp table salt ¼ tsp nutmeg ¼ tsp cardamom 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese.
) He chose Amaro Abano for this drink because its cardamom flavor goes so nicely with the rich, nutty cream sherry.
Fruit skewers with Cardamom and Mint.
40 cardamom pods 5 tbsp.
4 - 5 green cardamom pods.