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cu·min

 (kyo͞o′mĭn, ko͞o′-, kŭm′ĭn)
n.
1.
a. An annual Mediterranean herb (Cuminum cyminum) in the parsley family, having finely divided leaves and clusters of small white or pink flowers.
b. The seedlike fruit of this plant used whole or ground for seasoning, as in curry and chili powders.
2. Black cumin.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cumīnum, from Greek kumīnon, probably of Semitic origin; see kmn in Semitic roots.]
Usage Note: Historically, cumin was pronounced (kŭm′ĭn), where the first syllable is like the word come. However, in our 2012 survey, only 15 percent of the Usage Panel found this pronunciation acceptable and less than 2 percent remarked that it was their preferred pronunciation, suggesting that the traditional form is being supplanted by (kyo͞o′mĭn) and (ko͞o′mĭn), where the first syllable is like the word cue or coo.

cumin

(ˈkʌmɪn) or

cummin

n
1. (Plants) an umbelliferous Mediterranean plant, Cuminum cyminum, with finely divided leaves and small white or pink flowers
2. (Cookery) the aromatic seeds (collectively) of this plant, used as a condiment and a flavouring
[C12: from Old French, from Latin cumīnum, from Greek kuminon, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew kammōn]

cum•in

(ˈkʌm ən, ˈkʊm- or, often, ˈku mən, ˈkyu-)

n.
1. a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit used as a spice in cooking.
2. the fruit or seeds of this plant.
[before 900; Middle English (< Old French comin); Old English cymen < Latin cumīnum < Greek kýmīnon < Semitic (compare Arabic kammūn, Hebrew kammōn cumin)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cumin - dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seedscumin - dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds
cumin seed, cumin - aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.cumin - aromatic seeds of the cumin herb of the carrot family
edible seed - many are used as seasoning
kummel - liqueur flavored with caraway seed or cumin
cumin, Cuminum cyminum - dwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds
Translations
kmín římskýřímský kmín
spidskommen
jeerajuustokuminakuminaroomankumina
kim
római kömény
jintan putih
クミン
커민
karvespisskarvespisskummen
spiskummin
ยี่หร่า

cumin

[ˈkʌmɪn] Ncomino m

cumin

[ˈkʌmɪn]
n (= spice) → cumin m
ground cumin → cumin en poudre
modif [seed, powder] → de cumin

cumin

nKreuzkümmel m

cumin

[ˈkʌmɪn] n (spice) → cumino

cumin

كَمُّون kmín římský spidskommen Kreuzkümmel κύμινο comino kumina cumin kim cumino クミン 커민 komijn karve kminek cominho, cominhos тмин spiskummin ยี่หร่า kimyon hạt của một loại cây gia vị ở vùng Địa Trung Hải 土茴香
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Serves 2 75g bulgar wheat; 2tbsp olive oil; 1 mild red chilli, seeded and finely chopped; 1 onion, finely chopped; 1/2tsp ground coriander; 1/2tsp ground cumin; 500g lean rump steak, cut into cubes (with all visible fat removed); 1 egg; 40g pine kernels, finely chopped; 2tsp chopped fresh mint; 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.
INGREDIENTS Serves 2 75g bulgar wheat; 2tbsp olive oil; 1 mild red chilli, seeded and finely chopped; 1 onion, finely chopped; 1/2tsp ground coriander; 1/2tsp ground cumin; 500g lean rump steak, cut into cubes (with all visible fat removed); 1 egg; 40g pine kernels, finely chopped; 2tsp chopped fresh mint; 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) 200g pearl barley; 1L water; 1tbsp sunflower oil; 1tsp cumin seeds; 1 onion, finely chopped; 100g toasted peanuts, lightly crushed using a pestle and mortar; 5 spring onions, finely chopped; 1 carrot, finely chopped; 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped; green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped; 1tsp salt; 1/2tsp chilli powder; 1/2tsp ground cumin; 1/2tsp garam masala; pinch of freshly ground black pepper; juice of 1 lime METHOD: 1.
SHOPPING LIST | Lemon (1), 30p | Onion (1), 18p | Chickpeas in water (400g), 55p | Ginger (125g), 74p | Parsnips (7 loose), PS1.21 | Vegetable stock cubes (10), 50p | Fresh cut coriander (30g), 70p | Tiger bloomer (400g), 79p | TOTAL: PS4.97 INGREDIENTS 1 large onion, finely chopped; 5cm piece ginger, peeled and grated; 500g parsnips, peeled and diced into 1-2cm pieces; 1 veg stock cube, made up to 1ltr; 400g chickpeas, drained and patted dry; lemon juice; 10g fresh coriander, finely chopped From the store cupboard: 2tbsp olive oil; 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped; 11/4tsp ground cumin; 1/2tsp ground coriander METHOD 1.
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In a pan, heat cumin, coriander and chili over low-medium heat until aromatic.
1 CUMIN contains numerous phytochemicals that are known to have antioxidant properties.
1 Cumin contains numerous phytochemicals that antioxidant properties.