Definition of Marjoram

1. Noun. Aromatic Eurasian perennial.

Exact synonyms: Oregano, Origanum Vulgare, Pot Marjoram, Wild Marjoram, Winter Sweet
Terms within: Oregano
Group relationships: Genus Origanum
Generic synonyms: Origanum



2. Noun. Pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets.
Exact synonyms: Oregano
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Oregano, Origanum Vulgare, Pot Marjoram, Wild Marjoram, Winter Sweet

Definition of Marjoram

1. n. A genus of mintlike plants (Origanum) comprising about twenty- five species. The sweet marjoram (O. Majorana) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is O. vulgare, far less fragrant than the other.

Definition of Marjoram

1. Noun. A herb of the mint family, ''Origanum majorana'', having aromatic leaves. ¹

2. Noun. The leaves of this plant used in flavouring food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marjoram

1. fragrant herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Marjoram

1. A genus of mintlike plants (Origanum) comprising about twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram (O. Majorana) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is O. Vulgare, far less fragrant than the other. Origin: OE. Majoran, F. Marjolaine, LL. Marjoraca, fr. L. Amaracus, amaracum, Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Marjoram

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"marjoram, pansies, mignonette, Oh, the days I dote on yet ! My love he went to Burdon Fair, And of all the gifts that he saw there, Was none could his great ..."

2. Food Chemicals Codex: First Supplement to the Fifth Edition by Committee on Food Chemicals Codex, Institute of Medicine (U. S.) (2006)
"IR SPECTRA marjoram Oil, Spanish Type and marjoram Oil, Sweet, ... Exchange the IR spectra under marjoram Oil, Sweet, and marjoram Oil, Spanish Type. ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"In marjoram, Origanum majorana, L., whence it is obtained by distillation with water. ... Observed in old oil of marjoram as early as 1686, ..."

4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1872)
"After that curtain lecture and his outbreak, old marjoram slept better than usual; ... But as for Mrs. marjoram, she was worse than usual next morning, ..."

5. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"Ill Sweet marjoram, Thyme, and Savory marjoram (Origanum vulgare) was a favorite ... An old writer informs us that "Sweet marjoram is not only much used to ..."

6. The Family Kitchen Gardener: Containing Plain and Accurate Descriptions of by Robert Buist (1861)
"There are two varieties, the Sweet and the Pot marjoram ; the former, ... marjoram seed is of the very smallest description, and has to be sown early in ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The slaughter marjoram was continued for several ... On account of the compact clusters or heads, it is in some localities known as knotted marjoram. ..."

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