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dhunia, noun

Forms:
dhania, dhanyaShow more Also dhania, dhanya, dunya.
Origin:
Hindi, Urdu, TeleguShow more Hindi and Urdu dhaniyā, Telegu dhaniyālu.
The seeds or leaves of the aromatic plant coriander (Coriandrum sativum), used especially in Indian cookery.
1977 Fair Lady 8 June (Suppl.) 331 teaspoon dhunia/jeero (coriander leaves crushed with cumin seed, both are finely ground and combined).
1992 R. Mesthrie Lexicon of S. Afr. Indian Eng. 14Dhania,..Coriander,..fresh green leaves of coriander used to flavour curries. Sometimes referred to as Indian parsley.
The seeds or leaves of the aromatic plant coriander (Coriandrum sativum), used especially in Indian cookery.

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