Origin of marjoramMiddle English majoran ; from Old French majorane ; from Medieval Latin maiorana, probably altered ; from Classical Latin amaracus ; from Classical Greek amarakos, marjoram: of Indic origin, originally , akin to Sanskrit maruva-
- A perennial Mediterranean plant (Origanum majorana) in the mint family, having small, purplish to white flowers and opposite leaves. Also called sweet marjoram.
- The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Origin of marjoramMiddle English majorane, from Old French, from Medieval Latin maiorana.
From Old French majorane (cf. French marjolaine, Italian maggiorana, Portuguese manjerona, Spanish mejorana), from Medieval Latin majorana, from Latin amaracus, from Ancient Greek á¼€Î¼Î¬ÏÎ±ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (amarakos). Compare Sanskrit à¤®à¤°à¥à¤µ (“marjoram"), with influence from Latin major (“greater").