ci·​lan·​tro | \ si-ˈlän-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce cilantro (audio) , -ˈlan- How to pronounce cilantro (audio) \

Definition of cilantro

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

Examples of cilantro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Combine the cilantro or mint, garlic and rose petals in a small bowl. Dallas News, "Persian chicken soup recipe with saffron, rose petals, and lamb meatballs," 4 Feb. 2021 Garnish with the reserved cilantro and serve with white rice (see bonus recipe). Beth Segal, cleveland, "Porotos Ganados, Moqueca Bahaina, Carapulcra and more: Stews full of comfort from South America," 14 Jan. 2021 Garnish with the cilantro, onions and lime wedges and serve with tortillas, if desired. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Venison Birria," 11 Nov. 2020 Campachana is a flavorful lime marinated shrimp dish mixed with avocado, tomato, onion and cilantro and served with chips. Beth D'addono,, "El Cucuy serves tacos and Mexican food in Uptown," 26 Oct. 2020 At the 10-minute mark, remove the lid and add the cilantro — cook for 5 minutes longer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How to make nopales," 12 Aug. 2020 If there is any danger of frost, protect your cilantro plants with row covers. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Proper Way to Care for Your Cilantro Plant, Especially If You're Growing From Seed," 26 May 2020 Put the cilantro and parsley in a food processor and add the garlic, pepitas, and salt. Susan Puckett, ajc, "Tortillas get the star treatment," 17 June 2020 Some hot sandwich options include: Tiki Tuna topped with pineapple-mango salsa, cilantro and wasabi mayo. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Sushi, sandwiches and dessert: Here are 3 new restaurants now open in Chandler and Gilbert," 9 June 2020

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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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“Cilantro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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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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