Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Coriander, a monotypic genus of umbelliferous plants native to Southern Europe, but occurring in cultivation and as an escape in England. It has a branching annual stem, twelve to eighteen inches high, pinnately cut leaves, and small compound umbels. The fruit, erroneously called a seed, is globular, and contains an aromatic carminative oil. These fruits are used in sugar-plums, curries, etc.