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

Examples of coriander in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Place the coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a mortar. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Anya Fernald shares her signature recipes," 24 Aug. 2019 Toss together carrots, coriander seeds, olive oil, and kosher salt and black pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Coriander-Roasted Carrots," 5 Aug. 2019 Combine the olive oil, honey, garlic, cumin, coriander, pepper flakes and salt in a large mixing bowl., "Recipe: Sheet Pan Quail and Brussels Sprouts," 11 Sep. 2019 There, the chef Chintan Pandya takes the spicing one step further, coating the marinated chicken legs in a thick blanket of cracked whole cumin and coriander seeds before searing them in the tandoor. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "For the Hottest Grilled Chicken, Double the Spices," 19 July 2019 Stir together chile powder, cumin, and coriander in a small bowl. Julia Levy,, "3 Healthy Recipes for Your Summer Tomatoes," 16 July 2019 In a bowl, toss pork with cumin, coriander, chile powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork and Hominy Soup," 19 Dec. 2018 Each tower is stacked with a dozen or so trays on which are growing strawberries, kale, red lettuce and coriander. The Economist, "New ways to make vertical farming stack up," 29 Aug. 2019 Monkey 47, for example, has classic botanicals like juniper and coriander but also lingonberries and spruce. John Kell, Fortune, "Gin Sales Are Booming and It Could Be Thanks to the Growing Plant Craze," 22 June 2019

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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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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


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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