Definition of marjoram in English:


Syllabification: mar·jo·ram
Pronunciation: /ˈmärjərəm


(also sweet marjoram)
1An aromatic southern European plant of the mint family, the leaves of which are used as a culinary herb.
  • Origanum majorana, family Labiatae
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  • 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.
1.1 (also wild marjoram) another term for oregano.
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  • O. vulgare, wild marjoram or common oregano, has a wide distribution in N. Europe and also flourishes in parts of the USA.
  • Often there is confusion with wild marjoram and some forms of oregano.


late Middle English: from Old French majorane, from medieval Latin majorana, of unknown ultimate origin.

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