coriander

[kawr-ee-an-der, kohr-]
noun
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; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon

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coriander (ˌkɒrɪˈændə)
 
n
US and Canadian name: cilantro a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc
 
[C14: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, of uncertain origin]

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coriander
mid-13c., from O.Fr. coriandre, from L. coriandrum, from Gk. koriannon, apparently a non-I.E. word.
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Coriander definition


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."

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Example sentences
Fish main courses include salmon with basmati rice and roasted tuna with mint,
  coriander, sauteed potatoes and tomatoes.
Squeeze lime to taste and garnish with coriander leaves.
Add the remaining ingredients except for the coriander.
At first, the researchers thought the dried weed was coriander.
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