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car·da·mom

(kar'dă-mom),
Grains of paradise. Dried ripe seeds of Elettaria cardamomum; used for flavoring baked goods, confectionery, curry powder, and in the manufacture of oil of cardamom which is used for flavoring liqueurs. Pharmaceutical aid (flavor); adjuvant and carminative.

cardamom

/car·da·mom/ (kahr´dah-mom)
1. a plant of the species Elettaria cardamomum or any of various closely related plants having similar seeds.
2. a preparation of the seeds of E. cardamomum, used for respiratory and gastrointestinal tract disorders, as well as in traditional Chinese medicine and ayurveda.

cardamom

Chinese medicine
A perennial herb, the seeds of which are astringent, carminative and stimulatory; it is used for abdominal pains, impotence, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhoea, urinary incontinence and vomiting.

car·da·mom

(kahr'dă-mŏm)
Herbal agent derived from Elettaria cardamomum; purportedly useful against flatulence; widely used as a cooking spice.
Synonym(s): Alpinia cardamom, Malabar cardamom.
[L. cardamomum, fr. G. kardamōmon]