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
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.
It wasn't long before I was ordering dishes simply because they came with lime and coriander, which is a bit like buying a song because you like the backing vocals, and no worse a habit for that.
It's usually called coriander in UK English and cilantro in US English.
I think the roots and/or seeds may be called coriander even in US English.
Well, coriander is the leaves, but the seeds are called coriander seeds.
There isn't much middle ground on this herb, also called coriander leaf, or Chinese Parsley.
It's also called coriander leaf or Chinese parsley in some parts of the world.
In various parts of the world this herb is called coriander, coriander leaf, cilantro, and Chinese Parsley, and when I googled "Is cilantro the same as coriander?" just to be sure my information was correct, I found many different sources that verified that they are the same plant.