a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit, used in cooking and medicine.
the aromatic fruit or seeds of Cuminum cyminum.
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How to use cumin in a sentence
The color of new grass, mojo verde pulses with cilantro, cumin and garlic.José Andrés brings Spanish comfort food — including a lot of eggs — to Bethesda | Tom Sietsema | July 9, 2021 | Washington Post
While the peppers are charring, in a small skillet over medium heat, lightly toast cumin seeds until fragrant, swirling the pan to prevent them from burning, about 1 minute.This vegan pozole verde highlights the subtly sweet flavors of corn | Daniela Galarza | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Add the water and cumin, lower the heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes.This vegan pozole verde highlights the subtly sweet flavors of corn | Daniela Galarza | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Its fried chicken is flecked with aromatic mustard and cumin seeds and served with a sweet and coconut-y Malay-style curry and flaky, fresh-made rotis.
Whereas the Cuban sauce he knew combined Seville orange juice, lard, garlic, and oregano, this Canarian version was made with wine vinegar, olive oil, chiles, garlic, cumin, and smoked paprika.
Sage and sausage patty came next, served between cumin scented Buttermilk biscuits and smothered in a black pepper country gravy.Dinner at Nitehawk Cinema: ‘Christmas Vacation’ and a Beer in a Pear Tree | Rich Goldstein | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Within days, grilled lamb skewers spiced with cumin and chili were back on the street.
“In the mountains, if you need some cumin or potatoes, you just knock on a door,” he said.
A single meal could include clove, cumin, jalapeños, Madeira, sweet potatoes, and whipped heavy cream.
Add the onions, tomatoes, garlic, thyme, bay leaves, cumin, cloves and cinnamon.
Tenures of cumin do not appear to have been common in the two counties.Bygone Cumberland and Westmorland | Daniel Scott
The jintan or cumin-seed (cuminum) is sometimes an ingredient in curries.The History of Sumatra | William Marsden
The seeds of the cuminum cyminum (cumin) afford an oil similar to the preceding, but not so agreeable.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
In Concan the sweetened decoction of the plant with a little cumin seed is given for dyspepsia with pyrosis.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines | T. H. Pardo de Tavera
One set consisted of Sinkina, the other of a mixture of alcohol, sugar and water with some oil of cumin.
British Dictionary definitions for cumin
an umbelliferous Mediterranean plant, Cuminum cyminum, with finely divided leaves and small white or pink flowers
the aromatic seeds (collectively) of this plant, used as a condiment and a flavouring
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