\ˈamɒməm kˈɑːdɐmˌɒməm], \ˈamɒməm kˈɑːdɐmˌɒməm], \ˈa_m_ɒ_m_ə_m k_ˈɑː_d_ɐ_m_ˌɒ_m_ə_m]\
Definitions of AMOMUM CARDAMOMUM
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The fruit of this East India plant-Cardamomum, (Ph. U. S.), C. Malabaren'se-has an agreeable, aromatic odour, and a pungent, grateful taste. It is carminative and stomachic: but is chiefly used to give warmth to other remedies. It is called Amomis. The Amo'mum Cardamo'mum of Linnaeus, Cluster or Round Cardamom of Sumatra, Java, and other islands eastward of the Bay of Bengal, yields the round Cardamom, Cardamo'mum rotun'dum, of the shops. The fruits, in their native clusters or spikes, constituting the Amo'mum racemo'sum, are rarely met with.
By Robley Dunglison