sweet marjoram


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to sweet marjoram: Origanum majorana, knotted marjoram, marjoram oil

sweet marjoram

n.

sweet marjoram

n
(Plants) another name for marjoram1

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.sweet marjoram - aromatic European plant native to Mediterranean and Turkeysweet marjoram - aromatic European plant native to Mediterranean and Turkey; not widespread in Europe
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
Translations
References in classic literature ?
For December, and January, and the latter part of November, you must take such things as are green all winter: holly; ivy; bays; juniper; cypress-trees; yew; pine-apple-trees; fir-trees; rosemary; lavender; periwinkle, the white, the purple, and the blue; germander; flags; orangetrees; lemon-trees; and myrtles, if they be stoved; and sweet marjoram, warm set.
Comment: Marjoram or sweet marjoram is a perennial plant of the mint family, native to eastern Mediterranean countries.
We love the size of this aromatherapy roll-on lotion, as well as its soothing blend of essential oils, including sweet marjoram, lavender, and petitgrain mandarin.
To a safflower oil base she added sweet marjoram essential oil for its analgesic, nervine, and vasodilator (blood vessel dilating) properties; ginger for its antispasmodic benefits; helichrysum for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and nervine properties; carrot seed, which is a vasodilator and smooth muscle relaxant; grapefruit for its detoxifying and emotionally uplifting benefits; vetiver, which is a deeply relaxing antispasmodic; and rose otto, distilled from rose petals, which has antidepressant and antispasmodic properties.
There are four major species of oregano, all members of the mint family--Mediterranean, sweet marjoram, Greek oregano, and Syrian oregano--with similarities that make it difficult to distinguish among them.
Using essential oils like Lavender, Neroli, Sandalwood, Sweet Marjoram and Petitgrain as part of aromatherapy treatments also has a direct physiological and psychological effect, leading to relaxation and better sleep patterns.
The griffin shown here is depicted standing before a selection of flora and fauna, such as a bee, a butterfly, a pine cone, currants, a tulip and sweet marjoram.
Try basil, chervil, chives, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, summer savory, sweet marjoram, and thyme.
CREATE a chill-out zone in a sitting area with aromatherapy herbs such as basil, sweet marjoram, thyme, fennel and lavender.
Examples include: parsley, coriander, dill, basil, borage, sweet marjoram and chervil.