coriander

[kawr-ee-an-der, kohr-]
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; Middle English coriandre < Latin coriandrum < Greek koríandron, variant of koríannon
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Contemporary Examples of coriander

  • Gose is athousand-year-old style of German malted wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt.

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  • Blue Moon has some really nice orange zest and coriander flavors that finish with a wonderful smoothness.

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  • This simple recipe for asparagus with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.

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    April 27, 2010

  • Jeffrey and Naomi's simple recipe with ginger, garlic, coriander, and fenugreek hits the perfect note.

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Historical Examples of coriander


British Dictionary definitions for coriander

coriander

noun
  1. 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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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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