What does coriander mean?

Definitions for corianderˈkɔr iˌæn dər, ˈkoʊr-

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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

  2. Origin: [L. coriandrum, fr. Gr. , , perh. fr. bug, on account of the buglike or fetid smell of its leaves: cf. F. coriandre.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coriander

    kōr-i-an′dėr, n. an annual plant, the seeds of which when fresh have an offensive smell, used as a medicine, spice, &c.—n. Corian′der-seed. [Fr.,—L. coriandrum—Gr. koriannon.]

Editors Contribution

  1. coriander

    A type of edible plant cultivated and used as a form of food and for a variety of other purposes.

    Coriander is used worldwide as a herb, spice and a form of food and snack depending on which part of the plant is used.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coriander in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coriander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jorgen Stoltz:

    In the summer there is arrowgrass, which tastes of coriander, all year round we find scurvy grass, which is what the Vikings used to bring around Europe as a medicinal herb. We also call it wasabi wort because of its intensity, just like horseradish.

  2. Kevin Chun:

    7 WRINKLE-FIGHTING FOODS PROBABLY ALREADY IN YOUR KITCHEN Chef Kevin Chun, Honeybrains ’ executive chef and chief culinary officer, created a menu that garnishes those five food groups with herbs, spices, fermented foods and natural sweeteners from nature. Our main spice blend incorporates a couple of different paprikas, garlic, cumin, coriander seeds, a lot of spices that you might find in Mediterranean flavors.

  3. Mariza Snyder:

    Abdullah — who now weighs less than she did pre-pregnancy — tries to reach for spices when preparing each meal of the day. For example, she mixes cinnamon into her breakfast smoothies to manage insulin levels and keep blood sugar low, and sprinkles nuts with red chili powder, which increases metabolism, as well as salt, pepper and cumin. For a quick dinner, she marinates chicken overnight with cumin, ginger, garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika and coriander. She referenced her cauliflower, pea and carrot medley with turmeric, which reduces inflammation. Experts say spices can be beneficial for weight loss, but an active lifestyle and eating well overall are key. Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, said exercising, avoiding processed foods, and opting for a plant-based diet when possible is crucial. Today, in addition to adding spices to Mariza Snyder food, Abdullah works out about twice a week. Mariza Snyder’s energetic and confident, and no longer feels deprived. Plus, Mariza Snyder weight is at an all-time low for Mariza Snyder adult life. My life has changed because I seek out more active things to do now.

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