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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
estragon
estragon
rakuuna
taragon
タラゴン
타라곤
dragon
สมุนไพรชนิดหนึ่งมีกลิ่นหอมใช้ทำอาหาร
cây ngải giấm

tarragon

[ˈtærəgən] N (Bot) → estragón m
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tarragon

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

nEstragon m
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tarragon

[ˈtærəgən] ndragoncello
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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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