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[si-lahn-troh, -lan-] /sɪˈlɑn troʊ, -ˈlæn-/
Origin of cilantro
1900-05; < Spanish, variant of culantro < Vulgar Latin, dissimilated form of Latin coriandrum coriander Unabridged
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  • Then finely chop these ingredients, including the cilantro.
  • Spoon the sauce over cooked chicken and garnish with cilantro.
  • Spread the fried potatoes over the picadillo and sprinkle with freshly shopped cilantro.
  • Dress with fresh lime, sour cream, and cilantro for a southwestern salad.
  • Popular specialties include the cilantro pesto pizza, nachos and the fresh raspberry tart.
  • Tomatoes remain a suspect, as does cilantro to a small extent.
  • Start your meal with the crispy fried polenta with cilantro lime cream or the house-made hummus with pine nuts on sesame crostini.
  • The extensive menu includes tofu tacos, cilantro-garlic steak burritos and quesadillas with roasted red peppers.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the lemon juice and cilantro.
  • Spoon vegetables and juices over the beef and sprinkle with cilantro.
British Dictionary definitions for cilantro


(US & Canadian) a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) coriander
Word Origin
C20: Spanish
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Word Origin and History for cilantro

by 1907, from Spanish cilantro, variant of culantro, from Latin coriandrum "coriander" (see coriander).

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