Definition of Coriander

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

2. Noun. Dried coriander seeds used whole or ground.

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

Definition of Coriander

1. n. 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.

Definition of Coriander

1. Noun. The annual herb ''Coriandrum sativum'': used in many cuisines. ¹

2. Noun. The dried seeds thereof, used as a spice. ¹

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Definition of Coriander

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Medical Definition of Coriander

1. The dried ripe fruit of Coriandrum sativum (family Umbelliferae); a mild stimulant aromatic and a flavoring agent. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coriander

coriander (current term)
coriander plant
coriander seed
coriolis force
corium coronae
corium parietis

Literary usage of Coriander

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

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"There is no wild coriander "3 to be found; the best, it is generally agreed, is that of Egypt. Taken in drink and applied to the wound, it is a remedy for ..."

2. General View of the Agriculture of the County of Essex. Drawn Up for the by Arthur Young, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain), Great Britain (1807)
"As Essex is rather singular in the production of a kind «f treble crop, consisting of coriander, teasel, and carra- way, a particular mention of it may be ..."

3. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"USP coriander is obtained from Russia, Moravia and Thuringia. CONSTANTS. Specific gravity at 25° C 0.863 to 0.875 Refractive index at 25° C. (BP) 1.463 to ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The coriander fruit (Coriandrum sativum L.) is a native of Italy and other ... It is cultivated in many regions for its fruit, the coriander seed of ..."

5. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"There seems to be good reason for believing that the translation of the word is correctly given, and that the round fruit of the coriander is referred to. ..."

6. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"7,-— and has been translated " coriander." In both places the word is used to describe the manna, which was white and round like gad. ..."

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