noun cum·in \ˈkə-mən, ˈkyü-, ˈkü-\

: dried seeds that are used as a spice in cooking and that come from a plant related to the carrot

Full Definition of CUMIN

:  a small annual herb (Cuminum cyminum) of the carrot family cultivated for its aromatic fruits; also :  the seedlike fruit of cumin used as a spice

Origin of CUMIN

Middle English, from Old English cymen, from Latin cuminum, from Greek kyminon, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian kamūnu cumin
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with CUMIN


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