Origin of marjoram
Examples from the Web for marjoram
For the city of a day sprigs of southernwood, lavender, thyme, or marjoram make charming little trees.Wings and the Child|E. [Edith] Nesbit
And herbs, such as thyme, rosemary and marjoram were considered almost a necessity at that time.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
Marjoram oil, distilled from Origanum majoranoides, and obtained entirely from Cyprus.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|W. H. Simmons
Marjoram, mr′jo-ram, n. an aromatic plant used as a seasoning in cookery.
On the following days other vessels were brought in scented with fenugreek, marjoram, and lily, all of extraordinary fragrancy.
British Dictionary definitions for marjoram
Word Origin for marjoram
Word Origin and History for marjoram
late 14c., from Old French majorane (13c., Modern French marjolaine), from Medieval Latin maiorana, of uncertain origin, probably ultimately from India (cf. Sanskrit maruva- "marjoram"), with form influenced by Latin major "greater."