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Meaning of cumin

cum•in

Pronunciation: (kum'un, koom'- or, often, k'mun, ky'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit, used in cookery and medicine.
  2. the fruit or seeds of this plant.
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