marjoram

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noun mar·jo·ram \ˈmär-jə-rəm, ˈmärj-rəm\

Definition of marjoram

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

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Origin and Etymology of marjoram

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


MARJORAM Defined for English Language Learners

marjoram

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Definition of marjoram for English Language Learners

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


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marjoram

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noun mar·jo·ram \ˈmärj-(ə-)rəm\

Medical Definition of marjoram

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


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