Latin, carum, from Caria in Asia Minor, whence the seeds
“Nay, you shall see my orchard, where in an arbour we will eat a last
year's pippin of my own graffing, with a dish of caraways.” —Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., v. 3 (Justice Shallow to Falstaff).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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