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marjoram

or

sweet marjoram

(mär`jərəm), Old World perennial aromatic herb (Marjorana hortensis) of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), cultivated in gardens for flavoring. The tops yield origanum oil, once used medicinally but more recently for perfuming soaps. The closely related European pot, or wild, marjoram (Origanum vulgare) has similar uses and is the spice usually sold as oreganooregano
, name for several herbs used for flavoring food. A plant of the family Labiatae (mint family), Origanum vulgare, also called Spanish thyme and wild marjoram, is the usual source for the spice sold as oregano in the Mediterranean countries and in the United States.
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, although other species may be called oregano. The generic names Marjorana and Origanum are frequently interchanged. Marjoram is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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marjoram

Seeds are common spice. Flowers taste like leaf, but milder. Use for asthma, coughs, stomach, intestines, headache, insomnia.

marjoram

[′mär·jə·rəm]
(botany)
Any of several perennial plants of the genera Origanum and Majorana in the mint family, Labiatae; the leaves are used as a food seasoning.

marjoram

used on bedsheets; Venus used it with Ascanius. [Rom. Myth.: Boland, 11–12]

marjoram

1. an aromatic Mediterranean plant, Origanum (or Marjorana) hortensis, with small pale purple flowers and sweet-scented leaves, used for seasoning food and in salads: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. a similar and related European plant, Origanum vulgare
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High antioxidant activity is noted in yogurts with the addition of marjoram extracts both on the first day and on the last day of storage.
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