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mar·jo·ram

 (mär′jər-əm)
n.
1. A perennial Mediterranean plant (Origanum majorana) in the mint family, having small, purplish to white flowers and opposite leaves. Also called sweet marjoram.
2. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.

[Early Modern English margeram, alteration (influenced by Middle French marjolaine) of Middle English majorane, mageram, from Old French majorane, from Medieval Latin maiorana, alteration (influenced by māior, greater) of Late Latin mezurana, perhaps of Near Eastern origin; akin to Persian marzangōš, from Middle Persian, perhaps alteration (influenced by marzān, mouse, and gōš, ear, in reference to the shape of the plant's small pilose leaves) of earlier *mardgōš (source of Arabic mardaqūš), perhaps ultimately from a Near Eastern areal word that was also the source of Greek amārakon and ancient Macedonian abarú.]

marjoram

(ˈmɑːdʒərəm)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: sweet marjoram an aromatic Mediterranean plant, Origanum (or Marjorana) hortensis, with small pale purple flowers and sweet-scented leaves, used for seasoning food and in salads: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. (Plants) Also called: wild marjoram, pot marjoram or origan a similar and related European plant, Origanum vulgare. See also oregano, origanum
[C14: via Old French majorane, from Medieval Latin marjorana]

mar•jo•ram

(ˈmɑr dʒər əm)

n.
any of several aromatic herbs of the mint family, esp. Origanum majorana (sweet marjoram), having leaves used as a seasoning.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin majorana, variant of majoraca, alter. of Latin amāracus < Greek amarakos marjoram]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marjoram - aromatic Eurasian perennialmarjoram - aromatic Eurasian perennial    
marjoram, oregano - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
origanum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
2.marjoram - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omeletsmarjoram - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
Translations
majoránka
merian
meiramimaustemeirami
mažuran
マヨラナ
마저럼
mejram
cây kinh giới

marjoram

[ˈmɑːdʒərəm] Nmejorana f, orégano m

marjoram

[ˈmɑːrdʒərəm] n (= herb) → marjolaine f

marjoram

nMajoran m

marjoram

[ˈmɑːdʒrəm] nmaggiorana

marjoram

مَرْدَكوش majoránka merian Majoran ματζουράνα mejorana meirami marjolaine mažuran maggiorana マヨラナ 마저럼 marjolein merian majeranek manjerona майоран mejram ต้นมาจอรั่มมีใบหอมใช้ปรุงอาหารและใส่ในสลัด mercanköşk cây kinh giới 墨角兰
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Caption: CULINARY BLEND MAJORAM, OREGANO, SAGE, SAVORY, THYME
Sung-Woong(2016) assessed the toxicity of vapours of the essential oils from hyssop (Hyssopus offcinalis), majoram (Origanum majorana), and Thymus zygis essential oils showed strong fumigant toxicity against S.
When Gosse first published Gossip in a Library;, his friend Andrew Lang commented: "I read your book last night, and you will think me very ungracious, and critical, but I'd rather you had written on di majoram gentium.
Yn y rhan hon o'r ardd hefyd roedd coeden lemon hefo lemonau oedd bron yn aeddfed arni, ac mewn gwely heb fod ymhell roedd y penrhudd (Origanum vulgare; Wild majoram).
Isto porque, no que pese a condenacao dos autores com a existencia das 'qualificadoras'--causas que majoram o quantitativo de punicao--depreende-se, que se reconheceu no campo estrategico de producao de provas e alegacoes no e do processo, a presenca de meios, formas e instrumentos revestidos de maior reprobabilidade/crueldade tal como descrito pelo Codigo Penal Brasileiro e assim interpretados como existentes por parte dos magistrados julgadores.
The Latin epigram explains that the 'filthy pig flies from the smell of majoram', suggesting an analogy between ignorant readers and pigs, and Arcadia and sweet herbs.