Coriander meaning

kôr'ē-ăn'dər, kôr'ē-ăn'dər
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.
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The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder.
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A European annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the umbel family.
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Its strong-smelling, seedlike fruit, used in flavoring food and liqueurs, and, formerly, in medicines.
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The leaf of this plant, used as an herb in cooking; cilantro.
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The annual herb Coriandrum sativum, used in many cuisines.
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The dried seeds thereof, used as a spice.
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Origin of coriander

  • Middle English coriandre from Old French from Latin coriandrum from Greek koriandron
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Ancient Greek κορίαννον (koriannon).
    From Wiktionary