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From Spanish cilantro, from Late Latin coliandrum, from Latin coriandrum (coriander). Doublet of coriander.

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cilantro (usually uncountable, plural cilantros)

  1. (US) The stems and leaves of the coriander plant, Coriandrum sativum, used as a seasoning and garnish in cooking.

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From earlier culantro, from Latin coriandrum (compare French coriandre, Italian coriandolo, Portuguese coentro) from Ancient Greek κορίαννον (koríannon, coriander), κορίανδρον (koríandron).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /θiˈlantɾo/ [θiˈlãn̪.t̪ɾo]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /siˈlantɾo/ [siˈlãn̪.t̪ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -antɾo
  • Syllabification: ci‧lan‧tro

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cilantro m (plural cilantros)

  1. coriander, cilantro

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  • Unlike the English term borrowed from it, the Spanish term refers to both the plants and the seeds.

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  • English: cilantro

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