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 (sĭ-lăn′trō, -län′-)
The fresh stems and finely divided young leaves of the coriander plant, used in salads and various dishes as a flavoring and garnish. Also called Chinese parsley, coriander.

[Spanish, alteration of Late Latin coliandrum, from Latin coriandrum; see coriander.]
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US and 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
[C20: Spanish]
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(ˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-)

1. Also called cilantro. an herb, Coriandrum sativum, of the parsley family, having strong-scented leaves used in cooking.
2. the aromatic seeds of this herb, used whole or ground as a flavoring.
[1350–1400; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cilantro - Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsleycilantro - Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
Chinese parsley, cilantro, coriander - parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
coriander seed, coriander - dried coriander seeds used whole or ground
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Coriandrum, genus Coriandrum - small genus of annual Mediterranean herbs
2.cilantro - parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
Chinese parsley, cilantro, coriander, coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum - Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
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Leaves and tender stems from 15 stems fresh cilantro, chopped ( 1/4 cup), plus more for serving
Cilantro, also known as coriander, has been traditionally used as a folk medicine for thousands of years, with one of those uses being as an anticonvulsant to prevent the onset of epileptic seizures.
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Add 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, a crushed clove of garlic, and 1/4 cup of minced cilantro. Mix well.
Put cilantro, ginger, lemongrass in a dish that can fit inside the steamer.
Black Bean Hummus with Green Pepper Triangles Ingredients 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 1 large green bell pepper, sliced in triangles Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish Preparation Place all ingredients, except green bell pepper and cilantro, in food processor and blend until smooth.
Cilantro restaurant brings an intimate and stylish dining affair to celebrate the occasion with special brunch offers available on the first and second day of Eid from 12:30 pm to 4 pm.
Cilantro Deli, the Millennium Seoul Hilton's delicatessen, is beginning a traditional afternoon tea service, or Live Sharing Afternoon Tea.
Many people don't realize that the herb known as cilantro does not come from a plant of that name, but is in fact the leaves and stems of the coriander plant.