coriander

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noun co·ri·an·der \ˈkȯr-ē-ˌan-dər, ˌkȯr-ē-ˈan-\

Definition of coriander

  1. 1 :  an Old World annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family with aromatic fruits

  2. 2 :  the ripened dried fruit of coriander used as a flavoring —called also coriander seed

Origin and Etymology of coriander

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


First Known Use: 14th century


CORIANDER Defined for English Language Learners

coriander

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noun co·ri·an·der \ˈkȯr-ē-ˌan-dər, ˌkȯr-ē-ˈan-\

Definition of coriander for English Language Learners

  • : a plant whose leaves and seeds are used in cooking

  • : the dried seed of the coriander plant used as a flavoring


Medical Dictionary

coriander

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noun co·ri·an·der \ˈkōr-ē-ˌan-dər, ˌkōr-ē-ˈ, ˈkȯr-, ˌkȯr-\

Medical Definition of coriander

  1. 1:  an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family (Umbelliferae) with aromatic fruits

  2. 2:  the ripened dried fruit of coriander used as a flavoring—called also coriander seed



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