Definition of marjoram
: any of various usually fragrant and aromatic Old World mints (genus Origanum) often used as seasoning
Recent Examples of marjoram from the Web
More mint, oregano and their relatives from roots Mint, oregano, marjoram and other herbs in the mint family spread by roots to form big patches.
Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, chives, dill, ginger, marjoram, mint, oregano, sage and thyme.
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Origin and Etymology of marjoram
Middle English mageram, marjolane, from Middle French majorane, marjolaine, from Medieval Latin majorana
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
MARJORAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marjoram for English Language Learners
: an herb that has a pleasant smell and is often used in cooking
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