cumin

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English[edit]

Cumin (spice): whole seeds, left; ground into powder, right.

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cymen and Old French cummin, both from Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon). Cognate with Old High German kumin. Ultimately from a Semitic root, whence Hebrew כמון (kammon) and Arabic كَمُّون (kammūn).[1][2] Possibly related to caraway.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cumin (usually uncountable, plural cumins)

  1. The flowering plant Cuminum cyminum, in the family Apiaceae.
    Cumin is native to the region from the eastern Mediterranean to India.
  2. Its aromatic long seed, used as a spice, notably in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican cookery.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ cumin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  2. ^ cumin” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cuminum, from Ancient Greek κύμινον (kúminon), itself of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cumin m (plural cumins)

  1. The plant cumin
  2. Its seed, a spice

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin commūnia, neuter plural of Latin commūnis.

Noun[edit]

cumin m (plural cumins)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) village

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran) vischnanca
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) vitg