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 for marjoram
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marjoram \Mar"jo*ram\ (m[aum]r"j[-o]*ram), n. [OE. majoran, F.
     marjolaine, LL. marjoraca, fr. L. amaracus, amaracum, Gr.
     'ama`rakos, 'ama`rakon.] (Bot.)
     A genus of mintlike plants ({Origanum) comprising about
     twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram ({Origanum Majorana)
     is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery.
     The wild marjoram of Europe and America is Origanum
     vulgare, far less fragrant than the other.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  marjoram
      n 1: aromatic Eurasian perennial [syn: oregano, marjoram,
           pot marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, Origanum
           vulgare]
      2: pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in
         stews and soups and omelets [syn: marjoram, oregano]

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