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Definition of cilantro

: leaves of coriander used as a flavoring or garnish also : coriander sense 1

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Before serving, top with additional cilantro if desired. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Fourth of July recipe: Grilled Jalapeno, Corn and Idaho Potato Salad," 1 July 2019 Remove the lid, sprinkle the sausages with the cilantro and serve immediately with crusty bread or hot tortillas., "Recipe: Braised Chorizo and Grapes," 26 June 2019 Whisk together cilantro, lime juice, garlic and oil. Ann Maloney,, "The thighs have it! Chicken pieces keep juicy flavor," 25 June 2019 There’s a brisket taco on a flour tortilla with cilantro and onion, a chicken fajita taco or an excellent taco de pastor on a corn tortilla. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Tacos, burgers and beer on the lake—from a Stockyards Tex-Mex legacy," 4 June 2019 And then maybe some cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Add the lime juice, onion, peppers, garlic (to taste), cilantro, salt and pepper, stirring with the spatula to incorporate. Jennifer Farley, charlotteobserver, "The produce aisle cheat sheet you shouldn't shop without | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018 Stir the remaining tomatoes, lime rind and juice, and cilantro into the pot. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: Mussels simmered with tomatoes and lager is a dish you might find at a restaurant," 24 June 2019 Inspired by heirloom recipes of the region, the products, smoky tamarind date sauce, and a spicy coconut cilantro chutney, are the only kind of Somali hot sauces and chutneys available in the United States. Bon Appétit, "Hawa Hassan: The Hot Sauce Boss that Goes with Her Gut," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of cilantro

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cilantro

Spanish, coriander, from Medieval Latin celiandrum, alteration of Latin coriandrum — more at coriander

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The first known use of cilantro was in 1903

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English Language Learners Definition of cilantro

US : leaves of the coriander plant that are used in cooking especially in Asian and Mexican food

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