from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The fresh young leafy plantlets of this herb, used in salads and various dishes as a flavoring and garnish. Also called Chinese parsley, cilantro.
- n. The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The annual herb Coriandrum sativum: used in many cuisines.
- n. The dried seeds thereof, used as a spice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the umbelliferous plant Coriandrum sativum.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
- n. dried coriander seeds used whole or ground
- n. parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
Middle English coriandre, from Old French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Ancient Greek κορίαννον (koriannon). (Wiktionary)