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tar·ra·gon

 (tăr′ə-gŏn′, -gən)
n.
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.

[New Latin tarchon, from Medieval Greek tarkhōn, from Arabic ṭarḫūn, perhaps from Greek drakōn, dragon, tarragon; see derk- in Indo-European roots.]

tarragon

(ˈtærəɡən)
n
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
Also called: estragon
[C16: from Old French targon, from Medieval Latin tarcon, from Arabic tarkhūn, perhaps from Greek drakontion adderwort]

tar•ra•gon

(ˈtær əˌgɒn, -gən)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tarragon - aromatic perennial of southeastern Russiatarragon - aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia
estragon, tarragon - fresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning
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
Artemisia dracunculus, estragon, tarragon - aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia
Translations
estragon
estragon
rakuuna
taragon
タラゴン
타라곤
dragon
สมุนไพรชนิดหนึ่งมีกลิ่นหอมใช้ทำอาหาร
cây ngải giấm

tarragon

[ˈtærəgən] N (Bot) → estragón m

tarragon

[ˈtærəgən]
nestragon m
modif [sauce, vinegar] → à l'estragon

tarragon

nEstragon m

tarragon

[ˈtærəgən] ndragoncello

tarragon

طَرْخُون estragon estragon Estragon εστραγκόν estragón rakuuna estragon taragon dragoncello タラゴン 타라곤 dragon estragon estragon estragão эстрагон dragon สมุนไพรชนิดหนึ่งมีกลิ่นหอมใช้ทำอาหาร tarhun cây ngải giấm 龙蒿
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French tarragon, mint and sorrel can also be forced in this way.
French tarragon can only be obtained as plants, as the "true French tarragon" develops no seed.
Try an outer edging of thyme then rows of French tarragon, golden marjoram and parsley to have all the ingredients to hand for making a bouquet garni for flavouring stocks and stews.
French tarragon can't be grown from seed so buy a plant propagated from cuttings.
Tarragon is what gives bearnaise sauce its flavour - and look out for the French tarragon, it's the best.
Give French tarragon and myrtle a protective layer of leafmould.
French tarragon is deliciously aromatic with a superbly distinct flavour in stark contrast to its Russian cousin whose flavour is grass-like.
For example, mints that carry the subtle flavor of chocolate or pear are best purchased as plants, and the only tarragon worth having is French tarragon, which is always grown from rooted cuttings.