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marjoram

[ mahr-jer-uhm ]

noun

  1. any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Origanum, of the mint family, especially O. majorana sweet marjoram, having leaves used as seasoning in cooking.


marjoram

/ ˈmɑːdʒərəm /

noun

  1. Also calledsweet marjoram an aromatic Mediterranean plant, Origanum (or Marjorana ) hortensis, with small pale purple flowers and sweet-scented leaves, used for seasoning food and in salads: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
  2. Also calledwild marjorampot marjoramorigan a similar and related European plant, Origanum vulgare See also oregano origanum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of marjoram1

1350–1400; Middle English majorane < Medieval Latin majorana, variant of majoraca, alteration of Latin amāracus < Greek amā́rakos marjoram

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Word History and Origins

Origin of marjoram1

C14: via Old French majorane, from Medieval Latin marjorana

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Example Sentences

Talking of flavorful food, the ancient Egyptians, especially the richer sections of the society, were known to have used herbs and imported spices, like dill, coriander seeds, mustard, thyme, marjoram, and cinnamon.

Cue the meatless Irish stew, an enlightened bowl gathering whatever vegetables look good in the market in a broth lush with marjoram, rosemary and thyme.

In case you are not familiar with it, za’atar is a Middle Eastern herb mix which, although the exact blend varies, is usually some combination of dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac and sesame seeds.

And I use generous amounts of fresh marjoram, the herb I always consider first when I cook with mushrooms.

A grass with knotted or jointed stem: some, however, suppose marjoram to be intended here.

Then he suddenly demands the password from Edgar, and Edgar immediately answers him with the words "Sweet marjoram."

Mix together some grated bread, and some marjoram and onion chopped fine.

There was lavender, the blossoms had been gathered long ago, and sweet marjoram and sweet clover.

One winter Mrs. Marjoram was taken ill, and, being so very old, her life was despaired of.

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