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Marjoram

Conservation status
Secure
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Origanum
Species: O. majorana
Binomial name
Origanum majorana
L.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana, Lamiaceae) is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavours. It is also called Sweet Marjoram or Knotted Marjoram and Majorana hortensis. Download high resolution version (2016x1512, 1104 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive either in the present day or the future. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Classes Magnoliopsida - Dicots Liliopsida - Monocots The flowering plants or angiosperms are the most widespread group of land plants. ... Orders See text. ... Families See text The Order Lamiales is a taxon in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. ... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... Species About 20 species, including: Origanum acutidens Origanum amanum Origanum calcaratum Origanum dictamnus(Dittany of Crete; Hop Marjoram) Origanum laevigatum Origanum leptocladum Origanum libanoticum Origanum majorana((Sweet) Marjoram) Origanum (x)majoricum(Italian Oregano; Hardy Sweet Marjoram) Origanum microphyllum Origanum onites(Turkish Oregano; Rigani; Pot Marjoram) Origanum rotundifolium Origanum scabrum Origanum... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 13, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ... Species About 20 species, including: Origanum acutidens Origanum amanum Origanum calcaratum Origanum dictamnus(Dittany of Crete; Hop Marjoram) Origanum laevigatum Origanum leptocladum Origanum libanoticum Origanum majorana((Sweet) Marjoram) Origanum (x)majoricum(Italian Oregano; Hardy Sweet Marjoram) Origanum microphyllum Origanum onites(Turkish Oregano; Rigani; Pot Marjoram) Origanum rotundifolium Origanum scabrum Origanum... Genera Many, see text Ref: Delta 2002-07-22 Lamiaceae, or the Mint family, is a family of plants in about 180 genera and some 3,500 species. ... Red Valerian, a perennial plant. ... Herbs: basil Herbs (IPA: hÉ™()b, or É™b; see pronunciation differences) are seed-bearing plants without woody stems, which die down to the ground after flowering. ... For other uses, see Pine (disambiguation). ... Species & major hybrids Species Citrus aurantifolia - Key lime Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus ×sinensis - Sweet Orange Citrus ×aurantium - Bitter Orange Citrus ×paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus ×limon - Lemon Citrus ×limonia - Rangpur lime Citrus ×latifolia - Persian lime See also main text for other hybrids Citrus...


The name marjoram (Old French majorane, Medieval Latin majorana) does not directly derive from the Latin word maior (major).[1] Old French was the Romance dialect continuum spoken in territories corresponding roughly to the northern half of modern France and parts of modern Belgium and Switzerland from around 1000 to 1300. ... Medieval Latin was the form of Latin used in the Middle Ages, primarily as a medium of scholarly exchange and as the liturgical language of the medieval Roman Catholic Church, but also as a language of science, literature, law, and administration. ...


Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, either green or dry, for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It is often used in herb combinations such as Herbes de Provence and Za'atar. Food from plant sources Food is any substance normally eaten or drunk by living organisms. ... Herbes de Provence (Provencal herbs) is a mix of aromatic plants, sometimes dried. ... Zaatar manakish, the spices spread onto the dough Zaatar (Arabic زعتر , Hebrew זעתר, Armenian զահթար) is a popular mixture of spices that originated in the Middle East. ...


Although considered cold-sensitive, marjoram can sometimes prove hardy even in zone 5. Temperature scale of hardiness zones, showing the average annual minimum temperature boundaries for the zones A hardiness zone is a geographically-defined zone in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by temperature hardiness, or ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone. ...


Related species

Oregano (Origanum vulgare, sometimes listed with Marjoram as Origanum majorana) is also called Wild Marjoram. It is a perennial common in southern Europe in dry copses and on hedge-banks, with many stout stems 30-80 cm high, bearing short-stalked somewhat ovate leaves and clusters of purple flowers. It has a stronger flavor and a more penetrating quality. Binomial name Origanum vulgare L. Oregano or Pot Marjoram (Origanum vulgare) is a species of Origanum, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Pot Marjoram or Cretan Oregano (Origanum onites) has similar uses to marjoram. me TOO! I want some we aint got none ...

Hardy Marjoram or Italian marjoram is a cross of marjoram with oregano that is much more resistant to cold, but is slightly less sweet. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Origanum pulchellum, Showy Marjoram or Showy Oregano. Binomial name Boiss. ...


(Catalan marduix; Spanish mejorana) Catalan IPA: (català IPA: or []) is a Romance language, the national language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia , and in the city of LAlguer in the Italian island of Sardinia. ...


Surname

Marjoram is a surname. A family name, or surname, is that part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...


References

  1. ^ Marjoram, Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, November 2001

 
 

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