Both uses of the plant are linked by its characteristic and strong smell.The very name coriander is said to be derived from the Greek koris, meaning bed-bug.The foliage of the plant, and its seeds in the unripe stage, have an odor which has been compared with the smell of bug-infested bedclothes. However, this smell disappears from the seeds. when they ripen and is replaced by a pleasant, spicy aroma. The leaves, on the other hand, retain it. Europeans often have difficulty overcoming their initial aversion to this smell.
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