tar·​ra·​gon | \ ˈter-ə-ˌgän How to pronounce tarragon (audio) , ˈta-rə- also -gən\

Definition of tarragon

: a small widely cultivated perennial artemisia (Artemisia dracunculus) having aromatic narrow usually entire leaves also : its leaves used as a seasoning

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In the landscape Spring blooming perennials like salvia, catmint and herbs including chives, tarragon and mint can easily split open and flop after heavy rains. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019 In food processor, pulse scallions, parsley, cilantro, dill, tarragon, and 2 tablespoons oil until evenly and finely chopped. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spring Herb Frittata," 2 May 2019 Return the soup base to medium-low heat and add the remaining 6 tablespoons cognac, the lemon juice, garlic, tomato paste, tarragon, and nutmeg. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Lobster Bisque from Alex Hitz," 14 Nov. 2013 One brings a Mediterranean flair with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives and tarragon, and the other has subtle hints of Japan with ponzu and radishes. Emily Spicer, ExpressNews.com, "Give your potato salad a global upgrade this cookout season," 4 June 2019 In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, tarragon, pickle, lemon juice, mustard, chopped parsley, and chopped scallion. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Crispy Fish with Herb Tartar Sauce and Snap Pea Salad," 20 May 2019 Meanwhile, whisk together créme fraîche, tarragon, milk, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and mustard in a serving bowl. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Green Salad With Roasted Carrots and Creamy Tarragon Dressing," 11 Mar. 2019 To make the lobster mix, combine the lobster meat, celery, tarragon leaves and lemon aioli. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Here's the Best Food to Eat at the US Open," 30 Aug. 2018 While rosemary or garlic are the usual seasoning complements, a blend of fresh tarragon leaves and parsley are a perfect alternative, especially when incorporated into an easy white wine sauce. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of tarragon

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tarragon

Middle French targon, from Medieval Latin tarchon, from Middle Greek, from Arabic ṭarkhūn

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English Language Learners Definition of tarragon

: a small European herb that is used to flavor food

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