CUMIN, n. [L., Gr.] An annual plant of one species, whose seeds have a bitterish warm taste, with an aromatic flavor.
CUM'IN, n. [L. cuminum; Gr. κυμινον; Oriental כמון kamon. The verb with which this word seems to be connected, signifies, in Ar. Ch. Syr. and Sam., to retire from sight, to lie concealed.]
An annual plant whose seeds have a bitterish, warm taste, with an aromatic flavor; Cuminum cyminum.
- 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.