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New Latin tarchon from Medieval Greek tarkhōn from Arabic ṭarḫūn perhaps from Greek drakōn dragon, tarragon derk- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French targon, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic طرخون (ṭarxūn)
French tarragon grows well in containers - a sensible choice where the soil or climate is not suitable.
Chop a little parsley and 2 tablespoons tarragon leaves.
Sprinkle with finely chopped parsley and tarragon, and garnish with the lettuce leaves and watercress sprigs.
Stir in 2 tsp dried tarragon and plenty of freshly ground black pepper and bring to the boil.
Oddly enough both French and Russian tarragon are said to have originated in Siberia reaching Europe in the Middle Ages.
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