Definitions for corianderˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•ri•an•derˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: Also called cilantro.

  2. the aromatic seeds of this herb, used whole or ground as a flavoring.

    Category: Plants, Cooking

Origin of coriander:

1350–1400; ME coriandre < L coriandrum < Gk koríandron, var. of koríannon

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coriander, coriander plant, Chinese parsley, cilantro, Coriandrum sativum(noun)

    Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

  2. coriander, coriander seed(noun)

    dried coriander seeds used whole or ground

  3. coriander, Chinese parsley, cilantro(noun)

    parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish


  1. coriander(Noun)

    The annual herb Coriandrum sativum: used in many cuisines.

  2. coriander(Noun)

    The dried seeds thereof, used as a spice.

  3. Origin: From coriandre, from coriandrum, from κορίαννον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coriander(noun)

    an umbelliferous plant, the Coriandrum sativum, the fruit or seeds of which have a strong smell and a spicy taste, and in medicine are considered as stomachic and carminative


  1. Coriander

    Coriander, also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North Africa to southwestern Asia. It is a soft, hairless plant growing to 50 cm tall. The leaves are variable in shape, broadly lobed at the base of the plant, and slender and feathery higher on the flowering stems. The flowers are borne in small umbels, white or very pale pink, asymmetrical, with the petals pointing away from the centre of the umbel longer than those pointing towards it. The fruit is a globular, dry schizocarp 3–5 mm in diameter.


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