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1. An aromatic annual Eurasian herb (Coriandrum sativum) in the parsley family, having parsleylike leaves and umbels of tiny white to pinkish flowers. It is cultivated for its edible fruits, leafy shoots, and roots.
2. The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder.
3. See cilantro.
[Middle English coriandre, from Old French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron.]
(Plants) a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc. US and Canadian name: cilantro
[C14: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, of uncertain origin]
co•ri•an•der(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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|Noun||1.||coriander - Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||coriander - dried coriander seeds used whole or ground|
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
|3.||coriander - parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
coriander[ˌkɒriˈændər] n → coriandre f
n → Koriander m