Definition of cumin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkjuːmɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkjuːmɪn//
; BrE BrE//ˈkʌmɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌmɪn//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
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the dried seeds of the cumin plant, used in cooking as a spice cumin seeds See related entries: Herbs and spices Word OriginOld English cymen, from Latin cuminum, from Greek kuminon, probably of Semitic origin and related to Hebrew kammōn and Arabic kammūn; superseded in Middle English by forms from Old French cumon, comin, also from Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cumin