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Pungent herb, the crescent-shaped fruit of Cuminum cyminum (parsley family); used in curry powder and for flavouring cordials. Black cumin (zireh) is the seed of Nigella sativa (see kalonji) and sweet cumin is anise (Pimpinella anisum).

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