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

Origin and Etymology of marjoram

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


First Known Use: 15th century


MARJORAM Defined for English Language Learners

marjoram

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

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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