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Meaning of CORIANDER

Pronunciation:  `kowree'andur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
  2. [n]  dried coriander seeds used whole or ground
  3. [n]  Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

CORIANDER is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Chinese parsley, Chinese parsley, cilantro, cilantro, coriander plant, coriander seed, Coriandrum sativum
 See Also: coriander, coriander, coriander plant, coriander seed, Coriandrum, Coriandrum sativum, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, genus Coriandrum, herb, herb, herbaceous plant, seasoner, seasoning



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Co`ri*an"der\ (k?`r?-?n"d?r), n. [L. coriandrum, fr.
Gr. ????, ????, perh. fr. ??? bug, on account of the buglike
or fetid smell of its leaves: cf. F. coriandre.] (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.

Easton Bible Dictionary

Heb. gad, (Ex. 16:31; Num. 11:7), seed to which the manna is likened in its form and colour. It is the Coriandrum sativum of botanists, an umbelliferous annual plant with a round stalk, about two feet high. It is widely cultivated in Eastern countries and in the south of Europe for the sake of its seeds, which are in the form of a little ball of the size of a peppercorn. They are used medicinally and as a spice. The Greek name of this plant is korion or koriannon, whence the name "coriander."