mar·​jo·​ram | \ ˈmär-jə-rəm How to pronounce marjoram (audio) , ˈmärj-rəm \

Definition of marjoram

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Add the marjoram and both oils and whisk until emulsified., "Make-ahead recipes for Easter brunch," 24 Mar. 2021 Mexican: Cilantro is a must-have in Mexican cooking, along with mint for mojitos, parsley, marjoram and oregano. cleveland, "Fresh, flavorful herbs are always at the ready in a kitchen garden," 1 June 2020 Other botanical extracts, such as algae, thyme, and marjoram, are added to intensely hydrate, reinforce your skin barrier, and retain more water. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "This Moisturizer Instantly Gives Me Dewy Dumpling Skin," 1 Apr. 2020 Herbs: Sprigs of fresh herbs are a pretty touch — thyme (here), rosemary, oregano, marjoram, sage, all will add life to a graze board. Katie Workman, NBC News, "Think beyond your basic pepperoni and cheddar. Here's how to build the snacky graze board of your dreams.," 12 Dec. 2019 Add the garlic and marjoram and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. CBS News, "Recipes from pasta master Evan Funke," 28 Sep. 2019 Bottled poultry seasoning tastes like fall; it’s usually made from thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, black pepper and nutmeg. 1. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "Keep celebrating the season with pasta dinner with pumpkin, sage and sausage," 4 Nov. 2019 Za’atar is a seasoning blend of thyme, oregano, marjoram, toasted sesame seeds, and tart powdered sumac. Eric Velasco, al, "Mile End brings Jewish-deli favorites to Birmingham," 22 Oct. 2019 Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, bay leaf, and sage and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. CBS News, "Recipes from pasta master Evan Funke," 28 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of marjoram

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marjoram

Middle English mageram, marjolane, from Middle French majorane, marjolaine, from Medieval Latin majorana

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“Marjoram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of marjoram

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


mar·​jo·​ram | \ ˈmärj-(ə-)rəm How to pronounce marjoram (audio) \

Medical Definition of marjoram

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

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