coriander

noun
co·​ri·​an·​der | \ ˈkȯr-ē-ˌan-dər How to pronounce coriander (audio) , ˌkȯr-ē-ˈan-\

Definition of coriander

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

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Add mutton masala, coriander and remaining 2 tablespoons red chile powder. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 Toss together potatoes, oil, and coriander in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken With Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus," 21 Feb. 2019 On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss carrots with oil, coriander seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Lemon-Maple Roasted Carrots," 24 Oct. 2018 Combine oil, coriander, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper; rub all over and inside chicken. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Crock-Pot Chicken with Walnut-Herb Sauce," 24 Jan. 2017 Then add the black pepper, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, turmeric, green and black cardamom pods, cloves and bay leaves; cook for 30 to 45 seconds, until fragrant. Joe Yonan, The Seattle Times, "Jaggery, tamarind and ghee: Nik Sharma sets a multicultural, seasonal table," 16 Oct. 2018 Mix together coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, and pepper. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spiced Sesame Chicken with Carrots and Couscous," 17 Aug. 2018 Once the almonds look nicely roasted, remove them to a large mixing bowl and season with sea salt and toss to coat evenly with the paprika and coriander. Fox News, "Alison Sweeney's healthy holiday alternatives," 9 Dec. 2013 India simmers garbanzo beans in coriander, onion, and garam masala in the popular Chana Masala. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Are Chickpeas the New Chic Peas?," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of coriander

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coriander

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

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coriander

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English Language Learners Definition of coriander

: a plant whose leaves and seeds are used in cooking
: the dried seed of the coriander plant used as a flavoring

coriander

noun
co·​ri·​an·​der | \ ˈkōr-ē-ˌan-dər, ˌkōr-ē-ˈ, ˈkȯr-, ˌkȯr- How to pronounce coriander (audio) \

Medical Definition of coriander

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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