marjoram

noun

mar·​jo·​ram ˈmär-jə-rəm How to pronounce marjoram (audio)
ˈmärj-rəm
: any of various usually fragrant and aromatic Old World mints (genus Origanum) often used as seasoning

Examples of marjoram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a sheet pan, stir together the chickpeas, ⅔ cup olive oil, tomatoes, cinnamon, marjoram sprigs and 2 tablespoons chopped ginger. Ali Slagle, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, chickpeas, tomatoes, olive oil and a warming combination of cinnamon, ginger and marjoram concentrate until the chickpeas are buttery-soft and the tomatoes caramelized. Ali Slagle, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 Here, cumin, ginger, and marjoram are used in seasoning rubs. Kayla Stewart, Bon Appétit, 23 Feb. 2024 Off heat, stir in 4 tablespoons of dill (or 2 tablespoons of marjoram), then taste and season with salt and black pepper. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2023 Add the marjoram and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 8 Jan. 2024 Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with the feta and remaining dill (or marjoram), then drizzle with additional oil. Christopher Kimball, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Dec. 2023 Plant perennial oregano, thyme, marjoram, sage and rosemary from 4-inch or 1-gallon pots into a permanent spot in the garden. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Dec. 2023 Parmesan cheese, grated with a Microplane grater (about 1/4 cup) Combine ingredients in slow cooker: Stir together broth, water, tomatoes, lentils, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, and marjoram in a 5-quart slow cooker. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 1 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marjoram was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Marjoram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marjoram. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

marjoram

noun
mar·​jo·​ram ˈmärj-(ə-)rəm How to pronounce marjoram (audio)
: any of various usually fragrant mints often used as seasoning

Medical Definition

marjoram

noun
mar·​jo·​ram ˈmärj-(ə-)rəm How to pronounce marjoram (audio)
: any of various usually fragrant and aromatic mints (genera Origanum and Majorana) often used in cookery
especially : sweet marjoram

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