noun \ˈmär-jə-rəm, ˈmärj-rəm\

: an herb that has a pleasant smell and is often used in cooking

Full Definition of MARJORAM

:  any of various usually fragrant and aromatic Old World mints (genus Origanum) often used as seasoning

Origin of MARJORAM

Middle English mageram, marjolane, from Middle French majorane, marjolaine, from Medieval Latin majorana
First Known Use: 15th century


noun \ˈmärj-(ə-)rəm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MARJORAM

: any of various usually fragrant and aromatic mints (genera Origanum and Majorana) often used in cookery; especially : sweet marjoram


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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 (see oregano) and Majorana of the mint family are also called marjoram.

Variants of MARJORAM

marjoram or sweet marjoram


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