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coriander

[kawr-ee-an-der, kohr-] /ˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-/
noun
1.
Also called cilantro, Chinese parsley. 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.
2.
the seeds of this plant.
Origin of coriander
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon
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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 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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