The name marjoram (Old French majorane, Medieval Latin majorana) does not directly derive from the Latin word maior (major).
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.
Majoram is a culinary and medicinal herb in the mint family.
Legend says that Aphrodite regarded the sweet smelling herb as a symbol of happiness. In Greece newly married couples were crowned with garlands of marjoram to bring them good fortune.
Introduced into Europe in the Middle Ages,marjoram soon became a favorite ingredient of nosegay and bathwaters.
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