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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An aromatic annual Eurasian herb (Coriandrum sativum) in the parsley family, having parsleylike leaves and umbels of tiny white to pinkish flowers. It is cultivated for its edible fruits, leafy shoots, and roots.
  • noun The seedlike fruit of this plant, used whole or ground as a flavoring for food and as a seasoning, as in curry powder.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The popular name of the umbelliferous plant Coriandrum sativum.
  • noun The fruit of this plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant, the Coriandrum sativum, the fruit or seeds of which have a strong smell and a spicy taste, and in medicine are considered as stomachic and carminative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The annual herb Coriandrum sativum: used in many cuisines.
  • noun The dried seeds thereof, used as a spice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
  • noun dried coriander seeds used whole or ground
  • noun parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English coriandre, from Old French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French coriandre, from Latin coriandrum, from Ancient Greek κορίαννον (koriannon).

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