Definition of tarragon in English:

Share this entry

tarragon

Pronunciation: /ˈterəɡən/

noun

A perennial plant of the daisy family, with narrow aromatic leaves that are used as a culinary herb.
  • Artemisia dracunculus, family Compositae.
Example sentences
  • The aniseed herbs, chervil, tarragon and fennel seem especially appropriate for summer.
  • We live in an apartment, and although we do grow some things - mint, sage, thyme, tarragon, rosemary - rhubarb is not one of them.
  • Line the base of the steamer with lettuce leaves and scatter with the basil, tarragon and rosemary.

Origin

Mid 16th century: representing medieval Latin tragonia and tarchon, perhaps from an Arabic alteration of Greek drakōn 'dragon' (by association with drakontion 'green dragon').

Words that rhyme with tarragon

Aragon, paragon

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: tar·ra·gon

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.