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
Recent Examples of coriander from the Web
The burger itself includes both red and green bell peppers, chickpeas, and seasonings such as tahini, superfoods garlic and turmeric, and coriander.
The two are widely considered trailblazers in bread, offering everything from a coriander and fennel-seed sourdough to a savory-sweet brioche made with koji, the starter used to ferment miso and soy sauce.
This recipe calls for fresh thyme, coriander seed, sea salt, ground pepper—and minced locust—salty, with a meaty texture.
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Origin and Etymology of coriander
Middle English coriandre, from Anglo-French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron, koriannon
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CORIANDER Defined for English Language Learners
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 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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