sweet marjoram

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of sweet marjoram

: a perennial marjoram (Origanum majorana synonym Majorana hortensis) with dense spikelike flower clusters

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1565

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sweet marjoram

noun

medical Definition of sweet marjoram

: an aromatic European herb (Majorana hortensis) with dense spikelike flower clusters formerly used as a mild stimulant and carminative

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