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Definition of tarragon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tarragon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtærəɡən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtærəɡən//
 
[uncountable] Herbs and spices
 
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a plant with leaves that have a strong taste and are used in cooking as a herb See related entries: Herbs and spices Word Origin mid 16th cent.: representing medieval Latin tragonia and tarchon, perhaps from an Arabic alteration of Greek drakōn ‘dragon’ (by association with drakontion ‘dragon arum’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tarragon