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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To make sausage: Toast the coriander seeds and peppercorns until fragrant and lightly brown, then grind in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle with the chile flakes. San Diego Union-Tribune, "3 chefs share recipes inspired by their cooking dads," 11 June 2019 Add the coriander seeds, fenugreek leaves, cilantro, celery seeds, chile powder and chickpea flour. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: How to make golden pakoras just like Vik’s Chaat in Berkeley," 11 June 2019 Laos in Town also serves my favorite cut of beef at the moment, hanger steak marinated in oyster sauce, coriander seeds, pepper and sugar, and sliced into strips and flash fried. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Laos in Town brings the funk — and the spice — to NoMa," 5 June 2019 Whisk together flour, baking powder, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Spiced Grit-Fried Chicken Cutlets," 28 May 2019 In a small saucepan, combine vinegar with 1/2 c. water and garlic, salt, sugar, mustard seed, and coriander seed, and bring to a boil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pickled Carrots," 20 May 2019 In a large bowl, combine sugar, paprika, coriander, chili powder, garlic powder, and 1 tsp each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cold Spiced Chicken," 20 May 2019 It can sometimes be made of up to 20 ingredients, but most versions contain at least coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fenugreek. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "11 Spices Everyone Should Have in Their Pantry," 23 Mar. 2019 Add 1/4 cup coriander seeds (lightly crushed) and 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds along with oats. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Best-Ever Granola," 17 Aug. 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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