Coriander

Coriander
   Heb. gad, (Ex. 16:31; Num. 11:7), seed to which the manna is likened in its form and colour. It is the Coriandrum sativum of botanists, an umbelliferous annual plant with a round stalk, about two feet high. It is widely cultivated in Eastern countries and in the south of Europe for the sake of its seeds, which are in the form of a little ball of the size of a peppercorn. They are used medicinally and as a spice. The Greek name of this plant is korion or koriannon, whence the name "coriander."

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • CORIANDER — CORIANDER, plant called gad in the Bible and kusbar in the Mishnah and the Targum Pseudo Jonathan. The manna is described as being like coriander seed, white (Ex. 16:31), and like coriander seed, and in color it was like bdellium (Num. 11:7).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Coriander — Co ri*an der (k? r? ?n d?r), n. [L. coriandrum, fr. Gr. ????, ????, perh. fr. ??? bug, on account of the buglike or fetid smell of its leaves: cf. F. coriandre.] (Bot.) An umbelliferous plant, the {Coriandrum sativum}, the fruit or seeds of which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coriander — Coriander, 1) s. u. Coriandrum; 2) Schwarzer C., so v. w. Schwarzkümmel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Coriander — Coriander, S. Koriander …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • coriander — late 14c., from O.Fr. coriandre (14c.), from L. coriandrum, from Gk. koriannon, apparently a non I.E. word …   Etymology dictionary

  • coriander — ► NOUN ▪ an aromatic Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, the leaves and seeds of which are used in cookery. ORIGIN Old French coriandre, from Greek koriannon …   English terms dictionary

  • coriander — [kôr′ē an΄dər, kôr΄ē an′dər] n. [ME & OFr coriandre < L coriandrum < Gr koriandron, koriannon] 1. a European annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the umbel family 2. its strong smelling, seedlike fruit, used in flavoring food and liqueurs,… …   English World dictionary

  • Coriander — For other uses, see Coriander (disambiguation). Chinese parsley redirects here. This can also refer to the unrelated Heliotropium curassavicum. Coriander Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • coriander — The dried ripe fruit of Coriandrum sativum (family Umbelliferae); a mild stimulant aromatic and a flavoring agent. * * * co·ri·an·der kōr ē .an dər, .kōr ē , kȯr , .kȯr n 1) an Old World herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family… …   Medical dictionary

  • coriander — noun Etymology: Middle English coriandre, from Anglo French, from Latin coriandrum, from Greek koriandron, koriannon Date: 14th century 1. an Old World annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the carrot family with aromatic fruits 2. the ripened… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coriander — /kawr ee an deuhr, kohr /, n. an herb, Coriandrum sativum, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having strong scented leaves used in cooking and aromatic seeds used as a seasoning and in medicine. Also called Chinese parsley, cilantro. [1350… …   Universalium

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