coriander[kôr′ē an′dər, kôr′ē an′dər]
This bunch of cilantro, or coriander, is also known as Chinese parsley.
- a European annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the umbel family
- its strong-smelling, seedlike fruit, used in flavoring food and liqueurs, and, formerly, in medicines
- the leaf of this plant, used as an herb in cooking; cilantro
Origin of corianderMiddle English and amp; Old French coriandre ; from Classical Latin coriandrum ; from Classical Greek koriandron, koriannon
- An aromatic annual Eurasian herb (Coriandrum sativum) in the parsley family, having parsleylike leaves and umbels of tiny white to pinkish flowers. It is cultivated for its edible fruits, leafy shoots, and roots.
- The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder.
- See cilantro.
Origin of corianderMiddle English coriandre, from Old French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron.
(usually uncountable, plural corianders)