tarragon

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noun tar·ra·gon \ˈter-ə-ˌgän, ˈta-rə- also -gən\

Definition of tarragon

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

Origin and Etymology of tarragon

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


TARRAGON Defined for English Language Learners

tarragon

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Definition of tarragon for English Language Learners

  • : a small European herb that is used to flavor food



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