Cilantro definition

sĭ-lăntrō, -län-
The fresh stems and finely divided young leaves of the coriander plant, used in salads and various dishes as a flavoring and garnish.
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Coriander leaves used as an herb, esp. in Latin American cooking; Chinese parsley.
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(US) The leaves of the coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of cilantro - culantro

Origin of cilantro

  • Spanish alteration of Late Latin coliandrum from Latin coriandrum coriander

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish cilantro, from Latin coriandrum (“coriander”).

    From Wiktionary