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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Marjoram \Mar"jo*ram\ (m[aum]r"j[-o]*ram), n. [OE. majoran, F. marjolaine, LL. marjoraca, fr. L. amaracus, amaracum, Gr. 'ama`rakos, 'ama`rakon.] (Bot.) A genus of mintlike plants ( Origanum) comprising about twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram ( Origanum Majorana) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is Origanum vulgare, far less fragrant than the other.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., from Old French majorane (13c., Modern French marjolaine), from Medieval Latin maiorana, of uncertain origin, probably ultimately from India (compare Sanskrit maruva- "marjoram"), with form influenced by Latin major "greater."
n. 1 A herb of the mint family, (taxlink Origanum majorana species noshow=1), having aromatic leaf. 2 The leaves of this plant used in flavouring food.
For the Galaxy Angel Rune characters Kahlua Marjoram and Tequila Marjoram, see List of Galaxy Angel characters. Marjoram ( Origanum majorana, syn. Majorana hortensis Moench, Majorana majorana (L.) H. Karst) is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavors. In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous with oregano, and there the names sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genus Origanum. It is also called pot marjoram, although this name is also used for other cultivated species of Origanum.
Marjoram is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb.
Marjoram may also refer to:
- Kahlua Marjoram, one of the heroines in Galaxy Angel
- Tequila Marjoram, one of the protagonists in Galaxy Angel
Usage examples of "marjoram".
In one breath, without removing the bowl from her lips, Tulla drinks the fatless spleen-heart-kidney-liver broth with all its granular delicacies and surprises, with the tiny bits of cartilage at the bottom, with Koshnavian marjoram and coagulated urea.
From the courtyards came the scent of rain-wet honeysuckle, marjoram and basil.
That morning the women of the neighborhood had brought from the fields basil, marjoram, mint and yellow marguerites by the armful and had decked the corpse with them.
Basil, marjoram, gillyflowers and jasmine were old and dear companions.
Then they stopped at all the crossroads, and the girls threw basil and marjoram onto the corpse, as if it were a picture of the Crucified One.
The last of her supply of ground black willow bark and marjoram was in a tiny packet.
She paced beside fragrant beds of flowers and herbs: marjoram, to cure an aching head, valerian to calm the spirit, lavender to scent the soul and give gifts to the Hawthorn God, and roses.
Cam asked, aghast, as her sister opened the spice jar and sprinkled a sloppy circle of marjoram flakes onto the clean floor.
The house was a mean one, but jasmine and marjoram and pinks and roses grew outside of it, and love grew inside.
To revive her spirits and to quicken her memory, Israel had taken her to walk in the fields outside the town where she had loved to play in her childhood--the wild places covered with the peppermint and the pink, the thyme, the marjoram, and the white broom, where she had gathered flowers in the old times, when God had taught her.
Thus marjoram and jasmine and pinks and roses grew at the foot of its walls, and it was these sweet flowers which had first caught the eyes of Israel.
I keep in health by eating plentifully of herbs sage, rue, tansy, marjoram, southernwood, lemon-balm, mint, fennel and parsley.
Harras and we ate and which, thanks to the marjoram cooked with it, provided us all, Harras and the rest of us, with sensitive olfactories.
Between Osterwick and Schlangenthin they said: Marjoram is good for your looks.
Only Tulla, unbeknownst to the grownups, but before our eyes as we looked on with a tightening of the throat, took long avid gulps of the brownish-gray broth in which the coagulated excretion of the kidneys floated sleetlike and mingled with blackish marjoram to form islands.