General English

  • noun a small herb, whose seeds and leaves are used for flavouring


  • An annual plant, Coriandrum sativum, cultivated worldwide for its leaves, seeds and roots. The leaves look like flat parsley and have a slightly soapy herb-like flavour and are used as a herb. The small, brown, round seeds (3 to 4 mm diameter) have a mild sweet spicy flavour quite different to the leaves with a hint of pepper and aniseed and are used extensively throughout the world as a whole or ground spice. The roots are used as a vegetable and also as a flavouring in Thai cooking.


  • noun an aromatic plant whose seeds, green leaves and roots are used in cookery