Definition of Cilantro

1. Noun. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley.




2. Noun. Parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish.
Exact synonyms: Chinese Parsley, Coriander
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Chinese Parsley, Coriander, Coriander Plant, Coriandrum Sativum

Definition of Cilantro

1. Noun. (qualifier herb) (American English) the leaves of the coriander plant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cilantro

1. an herb used in cooking [n -TROS]

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Literary usage of Cilantro

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bahamas: A Taste of the Islands by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2000)
"Finely chop cilantro and garlic and stir in with tomato. ... Favorite appetizers include tuna and sweet potato cakes with cilantro and soya dressing; ..."

2. Cruising Cuisine for Home Entertaining by Elena Vakhrenova (2002)
"cilantro Also called coriander, Chinese or Mexican parsley. cilantro leaves look similar to parsley but are lighter green. The taste is grassier and ..."

3. Moroccan Cafe: Casual Moroccan Cooking at Home by Elisa Vergne (2001)
"Serve with lemon quarters and fresh cilantro. [ hearty lentil (harira) ] Dice meat finely. Peel and chop onion. Peel ginger root. slice and grate. ln a ..."

4. Happy Food: Get Happy with Scrumptious, Mood-Enhancing Recipesby Marlisa Szwillus by Marlisa Szwillus (2001)
"Wash the cilantro or parsley, shake dry, remove the leaves from the stems, ... Mix half of the minced cilantro or parsley into the tomato-yogurt mixture. ..."

5. Home Plate: The Traveler's Food Guide to Cooperstown and Otsego County, NY by Brenda Berstler (2006)
"You may vary the ratio of corn to tomatoes, add more cilantro if you like it, or omit it entirely if you don't. It is best served at room temperature, ..."

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