Corbeil

Corbeil, a town of France, in the department of Seine-et-Oise, on both banks of the Seine at its confluence with the Essonne, 17 m. S. by E. of Paris; pop. in 1866, 5,541. It contains many flour mills, an immense granary of seven stories built in 1762 for the supply of Paris, and a fine grain market of iron, built in 1862. There are stone bridges across the Seine and the Essonne. The church of St. Spire, rebuilt in 1437 after a fire, having been first built in 950 by Haymon, first count of Corbeil, contains the tomb of Jacques de Bourgoin, founder of the college of Corbeil; and the little church of St. Jean de l'tle was built by the templars in. the 13th century. Just outside the town there is a hospital founded in 1864 by the Messrs. Galignani. Corbeil has manufactures of shawls, cashmeres, printed goods, woollen yarn, earthenware, and plaster.

Corcyra

See Corfu.

Cordova

Cordova, a city of Mexico, in the state and 57 m. W. S. W. of the city of Vera Cruz, at the foot of the volcano of Orizaba; pop. about 6,500. It is regularly built, with broad well paved streets, and a fine square in the centre, having Gothic arcades on three sides, and a fountain in the middle. The cathedral, a very handsome edifice, with a richly decorated interior, occupies the fourth side. Its houses are mostly built of stone. The soil of the surrounding country is rich, and the climate being moist and warm, it is very productive. Tobacco, coffee, and sugar are raised and exported in large quantities, and cotton, woollen goods, and leather are manufactured.

Corentot

Corentot, a river of South America, which rises in the Sierra Acaray, flows generally N., forming for its whole length the dividing line between British and Dutch Guiana, and enters the Atlantic by an estuary about 25 m. wide at its mouth. Sir R. Schomburgk ascended it in 1836 as far as lat. 4° 21' 30" N., lon. 57° 35' 30" W., 150 m. from its mouth, where is a series of cataracts 900 yards across, beyond which it is only navigated by small vessels.

Coriander

Coriander, the fruit of coriandum sativum, an annual umbelliferous plant. It is a native of Italy, but now grows wild in most parts of Europe, and is brought from thence to the United States. The flowers emit a disagreeable odor when bruised, but the fruit has a pleasant fragrance. The fruits, or seeds as they are called, are about an eighth of an inch in diameter and globular in shape. They have an aromatic odor and taste. Their virtue depends on a volatile oil, which is obtained by distillation. Coriander is used in medicine only to correct the action and cover the taste of other drugs, and render them acceptable to the stomach. It may be given in the dose of half a drachm or more. Confectioners use it as a flavoring article.

Coriander.

Coriander.