- car·a·way 'kar-ə-.wā n1) a biennial usu. white-flowered aromatic herb (Carum carvi) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with pungent fruits2) the fruit of caraway that is used in cookery and confectionery and is the source of caraway oil called also caraway seed
* * *car·a·way (karґə-wa) [Ar. karawyā, from Gr. karon] Carum carvi. [NF] the dried ripe fruit of C. carvi, consisting of brown mericarps having an aromatic odor and taste; the source of caraway oil.
Medical dictionary. 2011.