coriander

noun

co·​ri·​an·​der ˈkȯr-ē-ˌan-dər How to pronounce coriander (audio)
ˌkȯr-ē-ˈan-
1
: an Old World annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family with aromatic fruits
2
: the ripened dried fruit of coriander used as a flavoring

called also coriander seed

Examples of coriander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The core botanical is Ghanian baobab fruit, which is complemented by Kenyan juniper berries; coriander, rosemary, and cinnamon from South Africa; and coarse salt from Botswana. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 Mix the flour, sugars, baking powder, nutmeg, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper and candied ginger in a separate bowl. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Add the garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, paprika and allspice and stir and toast until fragrant, about 1 minute. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Baba’s team marinates the chicken in a blend of curry powder, garlic, cumin, coriander and other spices. Anna Spoerre, Kansas City Star, 19 Jan. 2024 Stir 2 ½ cups soy sauce, 2 (5-inch) cinnamon sticks, 3 star anise, ¼ cup coriander seeds, and 1 ½ tsp. Matt and Ted Lee, Southern Living, 31 Dec. 2023 Next came sourdough bread with pickles and fennel pollen butter, and giant Orkney scallops cooked in their shells with basil and coriander gathered from the nearby potting shed. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, 5 Oct. 2023 Blistered Green Beans With Lamb and Aromatic Spices This skillet dinner is packed with flavor, thanks to a savory mixture of ground lamb and tomatoes spiced with onion, garlic, cumin, coriander and a warming hint of cinnamon. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2024 The brand is named after Berry Bros. & Rudd’s 3 St. James Street address in London, and is distilled in the Netherlands using three key botanicals for flavor—juniper, citrus, and spice (including cardamom, coriander, and angelica root). Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English coriandre, from Anglo-French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron, koriannon

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coriander was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Coriander.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coriander. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

coriander

noun
co·​ri·​an·​der ˈkȯr-ē-ˌan-dər How to pronounce coriander (audio)
: the ripened dried tiny fruit of an herb related to the carrot that is used as a flavoring
also : the herb that produces coriander

Medical Definition

coriander

noun
1
: an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with aromatic fruits
2
: the ripened dried fruit of coriander used as a flavoring

called also coriander seed

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