[ si-lahn-troh, -lan- ]
/ sɪˈlɑn troʊ, -ˈlæn- /


the strong-scented leaves of the coriander plant, used in salads or to flavor and garnish food.
the coriander plant.

Origin of cilantro

1900–05; < Spanish, variant of culantro < Vulgar Latin, dissimilated form of Latin coriandrum coriander
Also called Chinese parsley. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cilantro


/ (sɪˈlæntrəʊ) /


US and Canadian a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etcAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): coriander

Word Origin for cilantro

C20: Spanish
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