Etymology
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cumin (n.)

"fennel-like umbelliferous plant of the carrot family found wild in Egypt and Syria and cultivated for its fruit," Old English cymen, from Latin cuminum, from Greek kyminon, cognate with Hebrew kammon, Arabic kammun. Related: Cumic.

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Definitions of cumin

cumin (n.)
dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds;
Synonyms: Cuminum cyminum
cumin (n.)
aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family;
Synonyms: cumin seed
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