- 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
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Gose is athousand-year-old style of German malted wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt.Wine Snobs, There’s a Beer for You
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Blue Moon has some really nice orange zest and coriander flavors that finish with a wonderful smoothness.Lights, Camera, Cocktails
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This simple recipe for asparagus with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.
Jeffrey and Naomi's simple recipe with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.
The Coriander, being an annual, yields its crop the first season.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
The coriander and turmeric may have to be purchased at a drug store.
Coriander is used extensively in flavoring throughout the East.
It was "like a coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey."Bible Romances
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The raising of caraway, coriander, and teazel is almost peculiar to this county.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
- a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etcUS and Canadian name: cilantro
C14: from Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for coriander
late 14c., from Old French coriandre (14c.), from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriannon, apparently a non-Indo-European word.
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