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Perennial herb (Majorana hortensis) of the mint family, or its fresh or dried leaves and flowering tops. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, marjoram is cultivated as an annual where winter temperatures kill the plant. It is used to flavor many foods. Various other aromatic herbs or undershrubs of the genera Origanum (seeoregano) and Majorana of the mint family are also called marjoram.
Variants of MARJORAM
marjoram or sweet marjoram
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