Definition of cilantro
: leaves of coriander used as a flavoring or garnish; also : coriander 1
Recent Examples of cilantro from the Web
Jack Fogarty of Gretna, who sent in a recipe for sauteed shrimp with artichokes and peppers over cilantro rice.
Garnish both with cilantro and serve with hot sauce.
Smoked Brat w/green chili chicken chili, elote, feta, cilantro & sour cream Samson’s Gourmet Hot Dogs ‘Zootopia’ outdoors 4 Summer time is a great time for outdoor movie nights.
My sister and I would pick the cilantro and peppers from the garden ...
For a super summery meal, this is it, thanks to fresh cilantro, mango, and a light base of lentils and veggies.
Discard the strips of lemon peel from the vegetable stew mixture in the pot, then stir in the artichokes, olives and cilantro.
The other sauce ingredients are tomatillos, cilantro, onion, garlic and the leftover juices from the meat cooked for carnitas.
Conferees sauntered to the cafe, where they were served an exquisite dinner — lentil dahl, basmati rice, curried carrots, corn, peas, tomatoes with cilantro, and two kinds of salad, with ice cream and brownies for desert.
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Origin and Etymology of cilantro
Spanish, coriander, from Medieval Latin celiandrum, alteration of Latin coriandrum — more at coriander
First Known Use: 1903
CILANTRO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cilantro for English Language Learners
: leaves of the coriander plant that are used in cooking especially in Asian and Mexican food
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