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black cumin vs. cumin

  1. a Eurasian herb, Nigella sativa, having pungent aromatic seeds used as a spice, but unrelated to cumin.
[ kuhm-uhn, koom-, koo-muhn, kyoo- ]
  1. a small plant, Cuminum cyminum, of the parsley family, bearing aromatic, seedlike fruit, used in cooking and medicine.
  2. the aromatic fruit or seeds of Cuminum cyminum.

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