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Definition of "coriander" [co•ri•an•der]

  • 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. (noun)
  • The fresh young leafy plantlets of this herb, used in salads and various dishes as a flavoring and garnish. Also called Chinese parsley, cilantro. (noun)
  • The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coriander" in a sentence
  • "Ioanna, ground coriander is a really good idea - it would go really well in this soup."
  • "I have heard and read that such things as coriander is considered contraband and that Israel will not confirm or deny if an item would be considered contraband."
  • "Hi Kalyn, I so totaly forgot that you call coriander cilantro over there, thanks for that."