Definition of cilantro in English:

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Pronunciation: /siˈlänˌtrō/ Pronunciation: /siˈlanˌtrō/


North American
Another term for coriander (especially the leaves).
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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Syllabification: ci·lan·tro

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