1 (also sweet marjoram) [mass noun] An aromatic southern European plant of the mint family, the leaves of which are used as a culinary herb.
- Origanum majorana, family Labiatae
More example sentences
- The herbs grown include basil, chives, chervil, dill, lavender, mint, moss curled and Italian parsley, oregano, sage, sweet marjoram, savory and thyme.
- In a sunny window, try oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, and thyme.
- The most distinct relatives of mint are basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, savory, and thyme, all of which are members of the Labiatae family.
late Middle English: from Old French majorane, from medieval Latin majorana, of unknown ultimate origin.
Definition of marjoram in:
- The US English dictionary