[syn: marjoram, oregano]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: aromatic Eurasian perennial [syn: oregano, marjoram,
pot marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, Origanum
2: pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in
stews and soups and omelets [syn: marjoram, oregano]