Coriander
Coriander 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • CORIANDER — CORIANDER, plant called gad in the Bible and kusbar in the Mishnah and the Targum Pseudo Jonathan. The manna is described as being like coriander seed, white (Ex. 16:31), and like coriander seed, and in color it was like bdellium (Num. 11:7).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Coriander — Coriander, 1) s. u. Coriandrum; 2) Schwarzer C., so v. w. Schwarzkümmel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coriander — Coriander, S. Koriander …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • coriander — late 14c., from O.Fr. coriandre (14c.), from L. coriandrum, from Gk. koriannon, apparently a non I.E. word …   Etymology dictionary

  • coriander — ► NOUN ▪ an aromatic Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, the leaves and seeds of which are used in cookery. ORIGIN Old French coriandre, from Greek koriannon …   English terms dictionary

  • coriander — [kôr′ē an΄dər, kôr΄ē an′dər] n. [ME & OFr coriandre < L coriandrum < Gr koriandron, koriannon] 1. a European annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the umbel family 2. its strong smelling, seedlike fruit, used in flavoring food and liqueurs,… …   English World dictionary

  • Coriander — For other uses, see Coriander (disambiguation). Chinese parsley redirects here. This can also refer to the unrelated Heliotropium curassavicum. Coriander Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • coriander — The dried ripe fruit of Coriandrum sativum (family Umbelliferae); a mild stimulant aromatic and a flavoring agent. * * * co·ri·an·der kōr ē .an dər, .kōr ē , kȯr , .kȯr n 1) an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family… …   Medical dictionary

  • coriander — noun Etymology: Middle English coriandre, from Anglo French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron, koriannon Date: 14th century 1. an Old World annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family with aromatic fruits 2. the ripened… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coriander — /kawr ee an deuhr, kohr /, n. an herb, Coriandrum sativum, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having strong scented leaves used in cooking and aromatic seeds used as a seasoning and in medicine. Also called Chinese parsley, cilantro. [1350… …   Universalium

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