Tarragon definition

tărə-gŏn, -gən
The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
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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.
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An Old World wormwood (Artemisia dracunculus) whose fragrant leaves are used for seasoning, esp. in vinegar.
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The leaves of this plant.
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A perennial herb, the wormwood species Artemisia dracunculus, from Europe and parts of Asia.
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The leaves of this plant (either fresh, or preserved in vinegar / oil mixture) used as a seasoning.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tarragon
Plural:
tarragons

Origin of tarragon

  • New Latin tarchon from Medieval Greek tarkhōn from Arabic ṭarḫūn perhaps from Greek drakōn dragon, tarragon derk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French targon, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic طرخون (ṭarxūn)

    From Wiktionary