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Feathery annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the parsley family, and its dried fruit, native to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The seeds go by the name coriander; they have a mild, fragrant aroma and aromatic taste and are used to flavour many foods. The delicate young leavesknown in the U.S. by their Spanish name, cilantroare widely used in Latin American, Indian, and Chinese dishes.
Variants of CORIANDER
coriander or cilantro
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