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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See coriander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the leaves of the coriander plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) with aromatic parsleylike leaves and seed.
  • n. a parsleylike herb used as seasoning or garnish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
  • n. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley


Spanish, alteration of Late Latin coliandrum, from Latin coriandrum; see coriander.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish cilantro, from Latin coriandrum ("coriander"). (Wiktionary)



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