black cumin


noun

a Eurasian herb, Nigella sativa, having pungent aromatic seeds used as a spice, but unrelated to cumin.

Nearby words

  1. black cosmos,
  2. black country,
  3. black cow,
  4. black crappie,
  5. black cuckoo,
  6. black currant,
  7. black death,
  8. black diamond,
  9. black diet,
  10. black disc

Origin of black cumin

First recorded in 1640–50

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