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Chinese parsley

noun
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coriander

[kawr-ee-an-der, kohr-] /ˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-/
noun
1.
an herb, Coriandrum sativum, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having strong-scented leaves used in cooking and aromatic seeds used as a seasoning and in medicine.
Also called Chinese parsley, cilantro.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon
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British Dictionary definitions for chinese-parsley

coriander

/ˌkɒrɪˈændə/
noun
1.
a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc US and Canadian name cilantro
Word Origin
C14: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for chinese-parsley

coriander

n.

late 14c., from Old French coriandre (14c.), from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, apparently a non-Indo-European word.

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chinese-parsley in the Bible

Heb. gad, (Ex. 16:31; Num. 11:7), seed to which the manna is likened in its form and colour. It is the Coriandrum sativum of botanists, an umbelliferous annual plant with a round stalk, about two feet high. It is widely cultivated in Eastern countries and in the south of Europe for the sake of its seeds, which are in the form of a little ball of the size of a peppercorn. They are used medicinally and as a spice. The Greek name of this plant is korion or koriannon, whence the name "coriander."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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