coriander leaves used as an herb, esp. in Latin American cooking; Chinese parsley
Origin of cilantroSp, variant, variety of culantro ; from Classical Latin coriandrum, coriander
The fresh stems and finely divided young leaves of the coriander plant, used in salads and various dishes as a flavoring and garnish. Also called Chinese parsley, coriander.
Origin of cilantroSpanish, alteration of Late Latin coliandrum, from Latin coriandrum; see coriander.
- (US) the leaves of the coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum.