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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Stir in reserved ground cumin and coriander, reserved orange zest, and salt and pepper.
▪ Add chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and black peppers, and stir over low heat for 3 minutes.
▪ Add the ginger, coriander and cumin and cook for a further 5 minutes, adding a little water if necessary.
▪ Combine cumin, chili powder, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in large bowl.
▪ Combine the garlic, salt, oregano, cumin, pepper and fruit juices.
▪ Season the buffalo meat with pepper, thyme, rosemary, salt, ground chili, and cumin.
▪ Stir in rice, tomatoes with their liquid, tomato paste, water, cumin and chiles.
▪ Stir in the salt to taste, cumin seeds and coriander leaves.
▪ There were spices - a small cloth pouch of cumin and a bigger one of turmeric.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cumin \Cum"in\ (k?m"?n), n. [OE.comin, AS. cymen, fr. L. cuminum, Gr. ???????; of Semitic origin, cf. Ar. kamm?n, Heb. kamm?n; cf. OF. comin, F. cumin. Cf. Kummel.] (Bot.) 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. [Written also cummin.]

Rank-smelling rue, and cumin good for eyes.

Black cumin (Bot.), a plant ( Nigella sativa) with pungent seeds, used by the Afghans, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English cymen, from Latin cuminum, from Greek kyminon, cognate with Hebrew kammon, Arabic kammun.


n. 1 The flowering plant (taxlink Cuminum cyminum species noshow=1), in the family Apiaceae. 2 Its aromatic long seed, used as a spice, notably in Indian and Mexican cookery.

  1. n. dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds [syn: Cuminum cyminum]

  2. aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family [syn: cumin seed]


Cumin ( or , ) (Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to Pakistan/ India.

Its seeds (each one contained within a fruit, which is dried) are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form. It also has many uses as a traditional medicinal plant.

Cumin (surname)

Cumun is the surname of the following people

  • William Cumin (?-1159), Bishop of Durham and Lord Chancellor of Scotland
  • William Cumin (obstetrician) (?-1854), Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Glasgow

Usage examples of "cumin".

Then put them and the lamb, cumin, soy sauce, orange zest, orange juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a big bowl.

French, but invariably something less predictable will hover just above that bedrock scent: cilantro or coconut or cumin.

The powerful flavor of cumin belongs in chili powder or Tex-Mex cuisine but never ever in ketchup.

I tried to recall the names of both the spices I had known and those I had only heard of, words that would intoxicate him like perfumes, and for him I listed malabaster, incense, nard, lycium, sandal, saffron, ginger, cardamom, senna, zedoaria, laurel, marjoram, coriander, dill, thyme, clove, sesame, poppy, nutmeg, citronella, curcuma, and cumin.

He loved the flavors of the cumin, coriander, garam masala, and cinnamon all mixed together.

Previs to cumin over hear I tawt my organist how to grind Rule Brittany and other airs which is poplar on British Sile.

The Qorma-i Tarkari, a dish of cauliflower, carrots and potatoes topped with lamb sauce and seasoned with turmeric, cumin, saffron and dill over basmati rice, was delicious.

Add the cumin to a food processor or blender with all the remaining marinade ingredients except the oil.

Put the cumin, chili powder, sage, garlic, red pepper flakes, turmeric, chilies, tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in the blender, run it for a minute, then pour the mixture over the turkey legs.

She had given him fresh flatbread, cheese and a dish of eggs cooked with cinnamon, cumin, cardamom and fermented barley brine.

Someone in the four-unit building was cooking a dish with lemongrass and cumin, creating an urge in Luc to get some Thai carryout.

The cook prepared a sumptuous meal after sunset, roasting a side of ribs from the slaughtered shoat and serving it with a sauce of apricots and plums, riverweed fried with ginger, and side dishes of candied sweet potatoes and cassava porridge flavored with cumin.

Tabasco sauce juice of one lime h tsp cumin 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Mix together in bowl, let flavors marinate for 30 minutes.

He sailed fleets of gold-crested vessels laden with cinnamon, cumin, hashish and nutmeg, and fought holy wars for the reliquaries of gods, and issued stern unpopular edicts, and cremated his chancellor for dropping tangerine peel on the steps of the royal harem, which was unfortunate for the innocent chancellor, who was allergic to tangerines and still alive to protest his innocence when the execution pyre was lit.

Tumeric, a seed ground into a bright yellow powder, is used in diverse "national" cuisines, as is a ground bark called "cinnamon," a root called "ginger," mustard seed, and the cumin seed, whole or powdered.