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
This is a confit of leg that's been brined in a classic pastrami mix of pickling spices and rubbed with coriander and black pepper.
Madagascar vanilla is the root of the scent, which is then lifted by notes of coriander, vetiver, and jasmine.
Add 1 tablespoon each ground cumin and ground coriander and 1 teaspoon grated orange zest.
The new beer is based on a German-style wheat beer with a sour finish, brewed with cucumbers, fresh dill, sea salt and coriander.
Add ground spices -- red chili, coriander, turmeric -- and cook, stirring for a minute.
Aromatics can be fresh dill, peppercorns, coriander, garlic, chiles.
Combine the cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper and salt in a small bowl.
In a small skillet over medium heat, place coriander, cumin and mustard seed.
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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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