ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible Encyclopedia
Hebrew: kammon; i.e., a “condiment”
the fruit or seed of an umbelliferous plant, the Cuminum sativum, still extensively cultivated in the East
Its fruit is mentioned in Isaiah 28:25, 27. In the New Testament it is mentioned in Matthew 23:23, where our Lord pronounces a “woe” on the scribes and Pharisees, who were zealous in paying tithes of “mint and anise and cummin,” while they omitted the weightier matters of the law.