tar·ra·gon | \ ˈter-ə-ˌgän , 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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Sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper, along with the tarragon. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 The chips are delicious homemade fries, and instead of tartar sauce, there's a green goddess dressing, fresh with tarragon and chives, an unusual change of pace that really takes this dish up to another level. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Perch at Blackbird Eatery for Mary Swortwood's latest," 20 June 2018 That said, the outstanding crudos (like scallop with tarragon, pistachio, lemon and bottarga), inventive veggies (like fried cauliflower with ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend), and pristinely prepared proteins are all a constant. Sarah Firshein, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Portland, Maine," 13 Apr. 2017 Top each serving with half a soft egg and a sprinkle of tarragon leaves. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 In addition to the above, the other herbs featured in our kitchen cutting garden include dill, tarragon, oregano, thyme, rosemary, chamomile, lemon balm, basil, St. John’s Wort and lavender. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 Knock wedges or cubes together with red onions and feta or an other salty young goat or sheep cheese, splatter it with oil and tarragon, mint, or anise hyssop. New York Times, "The Best Fruits of Summer, Ranked," 22 May 2018 However, the kitchen’s real talent showed in its use of tarragon, which can easily overpower a dish, that was held in check and masterfully added just an inflection of licorice to the blend. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 Fold in rice, mint, cilantro, parsley, tarragon and celery leaf. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 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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