the rendering of the Hebrew ketsah, “without doubt the Nigella sativa, a small annual of the order Ranunculacece, which grows wild in the Mediterranean countries, and is cultivated in Egypt and Syria for its seed”
It is rendered in margin of the Revised King James Version “black cummin.” The seeds are used as a condiment.
In Ezek. 4:9 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew kussemeth (incorrectly rendered “rie” (rye) in the King James Version of Exodus 9:32 and Isaiah 28:25, but “spelt” in the Revised King James Version and later translations). The reading “fitches” here is an error; it should be “spelt.”