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 . Also called coriander .
Origin of cilantroSpanish alteration of Late Latin coliandrum from Latin coriandrum ; see coriander .
- (US) the leaves of the coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum.