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Definition of "marjoram" []

  • Any of several aromatic Eurasian or Mediterranean plants of the genus Origanum, especially O. majorana or O. vulgare, having small, purplish to white flowers and opposite leaves. Also called sweet marjoram, wild marjoram. (noun)
  • The leaves of any of these plants used as a seasoning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marjoram" in a sentence
  • "Mejorana (marjoram) origanum onites: Along with thyme, marjoram is the ingredient in the traditional manojo de hirbas de olor - handful of fragrant herbs - mentioned in countless recipes for soups and stews."
  • "The brats Ive come to love in the United States are dominated by sweet spices such as nutmeg. Im also adding some marjoram, which is common in the Silesia region of Germany, to this recipe, because marjoram is an underused herb and its a favorite of my partner in charcuterie, Brian Polcyn, who taught me the finesse elements of making sausage."
  • "At Maizza, peach and nectarine trees groan with ripe fruit; fragrant herbs such as marjoram, rosemary and lemon verbena scent the warm summer air."