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Definitions for cumin
ˈkʌm ən, ˈkʊm- or, often, ˈku mən, ˈkyu-cumin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cumin, Cuminum cyminum(noun)

    dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds

  2. cumin, cumin seed(noun)

    aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family


  1. cumin(Noun)

    The flowering plant Cuminum cyminum, in the family Apiaceae

    Cumin is native to the region from the eastern Mediterranean to India.

  2. cumin(Noun)

    Its aromatic long seed, used as a spice, notably in Indian and Mexican cookery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cumin(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OE.comin, AS. cymen, fr. L. cuminum, Gr. ; of Semitic origin, cf. Ar. kammn, Heb. kammn; cf. OF. comin, F. cumin. Cf. Kummel.]


  1. Cumin

    Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cumin

    Cummin, kum′in, n. an umbelliferous plant, common in Egypt, and cultivated in southern Europe and India—its seeds, resembling the caraway, valuable as carminatives. [L. cuminum—Gr. kyminon, cog. with Heb. kammôn.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cumin in a Sentence

  1. Mariza Snyder:

    Abdullah — who now weighs less than she did pre-pregnancy — tries to reach for spices when preparing each meal of the day. For example, she mixes cinnamon into her breakfast smoothies to manage insulin levels and keep blood sugar low, and sprinkles nuts with red chili powder, which increases metabolism, as well as salt, pepper and cumin. For a quick dinner, she marinates chicken overnight with cumin, ginger, garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika and coriander. She referenced her cauliflower, pea and carrot medley with turmeric, which reduces inflammation. Experts say spices can be beneficial for weight loss, but an active lifestyle and eating well overall are key. Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, said exercising, avoiding processed foods, and opting for a plant-based diet when possible is crucial. Today, in addition to adding spices to Mariza Snyder food, Abdullah works out about twice a week. Mariza Snyder’s energetic and confident, and no longer feels deprived. Plus, Mariza Snyder weight is at an all-time low for Mariza Snyder adult life. My life has changed because I seek out more active things to do now.

  2. Kevin Chun:

    7 WRINKLE-FIGHTING FOODS PROBABLY ALREADY IN YOUR KITCHEN Chef Kevin Chun, Honeybrains ’ executive chef and chief culinary officer, created a menu that garnishes those five food groups with herbs, spices, fermented foods and natural sweeteners from nature. Our main spice blend incorporates a couple of different paprikas, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, a lot of spices that you might find in Mediterranean flavors.

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