, (Coriandrum sativum
), also called cilantro
or Chinese parsley
, feathery annual plant
of the parsley family, parts of which are used as both an herb and a spice
. Its dry fruits and seeds
, which are also known as coriander, are used to flavour many foods, particularly sausages
, Scandinavian pastries, and confectionery, such as English comfits. Its delicate young leaves, known as cilantro, are widely used in Latin American, Indian, and Chinese dishes.