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Cuminn. [OE.comin, AS. cymen, fr. L. cuminum, Gr. ; of Semitic origin, cf. Ar. kammn, Heb. kammn; cf. OF. comin, F. cumin. Cf. Kummel.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rank-smelling rue, and cumin good for eyes."  [1913 Webster]
Black cumin (Bot.), a plant (Nigella sativa) with pungent seeds, used by the Afghans, etc.


Cumin, n. (also cummin)
1 an umbelliferous plant, Cuminum cyminum, bearing aromatic seeds.
2 these seeds used as flavouring, esp. ground and used in curry powder.

ME f. OF cumin, comin f. L cuminum f. Gk kuminon, prob. of Semitic orig.

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