Fresh tarragon leaves.
- an Old World wormwood (Artemisia dracunculus) whose fragrant leaves are used for seasoning, esp. in vinegar
- the leaves of this plant
Origin of tarragonSpanish taragona ; from Arabic ṭarkhūn ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek drakōn, dragon
- An aromatic Eurasian herb (Artemisia dracunculus) in the composite family, having linear to lance-shaped leaves and small whitish-green flower heads arranged in loose spreading panicles.
- The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Origin of tarragonNew Latin tarchon, from Medieval Greek tarkhōn, from Arabic &tlowdot;ar&hlowbrev;ūn, perhaps from Greek drakōn, dragon, tarragon; see derk- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural tarragons)