cilantro

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noun ci·lan·tro \si-ˈlän-(ˌ)trō, -ˈlan-\

Definition of cilantro

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

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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

cilantro

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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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