- a plant, Carum carvi, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having finely divided leaves and umbels of white or pinkish flowers.
- Also called caraway seed. the aromatic seedlike fruit of this plant, used in cooking and medicine.
- Hattie Ophelia Wyatt,1878–1950, U.S. politician: first elected woman senator, from Arkansas, 1932.
- an umbelliferous Eurasian plant, Carum carvi, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small whitish flowers
- caraway seed the pungent aromatic one-seeded fruit of this plant, used in cooking and in medicine
late 13c., from Old Spanish alcarahuaya, alcaravea, from Arabic al-karawiya, of unknown origin but suspected to be somehow from Greek karon “cumin.” Also as Anglo-Latin carvi, Old French carvi.