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coriander (kōrˌēănˈdər), strong-smelling Old World annual herb (Coriandrum sativum) of the family Umbelliferae (parsley family), cultivated for its fruits. Dried coriander seed contains an aromatic oil used as a flavoring, as a medicine, and in liqueurs. The seed itself is used as a spice similarly to that of the related caraway and cumin. Coriander is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Apiales, family Umbelliferae.
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Yes, cilantro and coriander are the same thing. Flowers and seeds taste like the leaves. Use raw. Used to chelate heavy metals out of the body. A very cleansing green. Use leaves, roots, seeds, the whole thing.
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Coriandrum sativum. A strong-scented perennial herb in the order Umbellales; the dried fruit is used as a flavoring.
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a European umbelliferous plant, Coriandrum sativum, widely cultivated for its aromatic seeds and leaves, used in flavouring food, etc.
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