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

Examples of tarragon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a food processor, purée a generous handful of arugula with other fresh herbs (such as parsley, basil, chives, tarragon) with ½ cup each sour cream and mayonnaise. Ian Knauer, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 Stir in the chopped egg whites, parsley, tarragon and 3 tablespoons of the oil from the skillet. Christopher Kimball, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 Add the sherry, sour cream, herbes de Provence, tarragon, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and cayenne. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamon, chervil, chives, coriander, costmary, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon balm, sweet marjoram, Mexican tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme and watercress. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Feb. 2022 Spoon around the chicken and sprinkle with tarragon. Christopher Kimball, sun-sentinel.com, 22 Feb. 2022 But variations have evolved: served with cod roe and celery root, for example, or deep-fried with capers and tarragon. Rebecca Katzman, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Jan. 2022 The Plot’s vegan Cräb cake, made from fibrous lion’s mane mushrooms, crunchy apple slaw, shaved fennel root and creamy tarragon sauce, has the perfect stringy texture of jumbo lump crab meat. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Dec. 2021 Named for the particular Massachusetts brand of contrariness, Masshole turns out a Maine-style lobster roll with the barest traces of mayo, celery, tarragon and lemon that let the sweet, pearly chunks of lobster shine through. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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9 May 2022

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“Tarragon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarragon. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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