tarragon(redirected from French tarragon)
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1. An aromatic Eurasian herb (Artemisia dracunculus) in the composite family, having linear to lance-shaped leaves and small whitish-green flower heads arranged in loose spreading panicles.
2. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
nAlso called: estragon
1. (Plants) an aromatic perennial plant, Artemisia dracunculus, of the Old World, having whitish flowers and small toothed leaves, which are used as seasoning: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) the leaves of this plant
[C16: from Old French targon, from Medieval Latin tarcon, from Arabic tarkhūn, perhaps from Greek drakontion adderwort]
tar•ra•gon(ˈtær əˌgɒn, -gən)
1. an Old World composite plant, Artemisia dracunculus, with aromatic leaves used for seasoning.
2. the leaves themselves.
[1530–40; earlier taragon < Middle French targon, alter. of tarc(h)on < Medieval Latin < Medieval Greek tarchṓn < Arabic ṭarkhūn < Greek drákōn literally, dragon; compare Latin dracunculus tarragon]
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|Noun||1.||tarragon - aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia|
artemisia - any of various composite shrubs or herbs of the genus Artemisia having aromatic green or greyish foliage
|2.||tarragon - fresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
cây ngải giấm
tarragon[ˈtærəgən] N (Bot) → estragón m
n → estragon m
modif [sauce, vinegar] → à l'estragon
n → Estragon m