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cumin

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noun cum·in \ˈkə-mən, ˈkyü-, ˈkü-\

Simple Definition of cumin

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

Full Definition of cumin

  1. :  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

Rhymes with cumin



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