Middle English majoranefrom Old French from Medieval Latin maiorana
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French majorane (cf. French marjolaine, Italian maggiorana, Portuguese manjerona, Spanish mejorana), from Medieval Latin majorana, from Latinamaracus, from Ancient Greek ἀμάρακος (amarakos). Compare Sanskritमरुव (“marjoram"), with influence from Latinmajor (“greater").
Marjoram Sentence Examples
Summer arrives and the smell of fresh herbs pervades the chalk grassland as you walk through wild thyme, marjoram and wild basil.
Oregano is a close relative of marjoram and is also known as pot marjoram.
In very sheltered, stable areas more robust flowering plants can occur such as, rock-rose, small scabious, bloody crane's-bill and marjoram.
Marjoram oil is a good option for snorers.
In this way such herbs as basil, marjoram, mint, sage, savory, thyme, balm, chamomile, horehound, hyssop and rue, as well as parsley, may be had throughout the season with almost the full flavour of the fresh herb.