[ kawr-ee-an-der, kohr- ]
/ ˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr- /


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.
the seeds of this plant.

Origin of coriander

1350–1400; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for coriander


/ (ˌkɒrɪˈændə) /


a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etcUS and Canadian name: cilantro

Word Origin for coriander

C14: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, of uncertain origin
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