Definition of cilantro in English:


Line breaks: cil|an¦tro
Pronunciation: /sɪˈlantrəʊ


[mass noun] North American
  • Coriander used as a seasoning or garnish: sour cream and chopped cilantro
    More example sentences
    • Had I really planned ahead, this could have been garnished with chopped parsley, cilantro or green onion.
    • Strain the oil and add chopped parsley and cilantro before serving.
    • Soon we'll have baby carrots and lima beans to eat with our basil, rosemary, cilantro and parsley.


1920s: from Spanish, from Latin coliandrum 'coriander'.

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