Estragon

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus), also known as estragon, a species of perennial herb in the sunflower family

Artemisia dracunculus

Synonymes :
Estragon
Tarragon (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French targon (cf. modern estragon), from Medieval Latin tragonia, from Arabic طَرْخُون(ṭarḵūn), ultimately from Ancient Greek δρακόντιον (drakóntion, edder-wort, Dracunculus vulgaris), from δράκων (drákōn, dragon, serpent).

Pronunciation

  • (General American, Marymarrymerry distinction) IPA(key): /ˈtæɹəɡɑn/, /ˈtæɹəɡən/
  • (General American,
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