Cumin Cum"in (k?m"?n), n. [OE.comin, AS. cymen, fr. L. cuminum, Gr. ???????; of Semitic origin, cf. Ar. kamm?n, Heb. kamm?n; cf. OF. comin, F. cumin. Cf. {Kummel}.] (Bot.) A dwarf umbelliferous plant, somewhat resembling fennel ({Cuminum Cyminum}), cultivated for its seeds, which have a bitterish, warm taste, with an aromatic flavor, and are used like those of anise and caraway. [Written also {cummin}.] [1913 Webster]

Rank-smelling rue, and cumin good for eyes. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Black cumin} (Bot.), a plant ({Nigella sativa}) with pungent seeds, used by the Afghans, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • cumin — CUMIN. s. m. Plante ombellifère. Elle a une odeur vive et très ferte, sans être désagréable. La graine de cumin facilite la digestion et dissipe les vents. Quelques uns, par cette raison, en mettent dans le pain et dans le fromage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • cumin — [kum′in; ko͞o′min, kyo͞o′min, koo′min] n. [ME < OFr cumin < L cuminum < Gr kyminon < Sem, as in Heb kammōn, Ar kammūn] 1. a small herb (Cuminum cyminum) of the umbel family, bearing umbels of small, white or rose flowers 2. its… …   English World dictionary

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  • cumin — (also cummin) ► NOUN ▪ the aromatic seeds of a plant of the parsley family, used as a spice, especially in curry powder. ORIGIN Greek kuminon, probably of Semitic origin …   English terms dictionary

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