tar·ra·gon (tărə-gŏn′, -gən)
1. An aromatic Eurasian herb (Artemisia dracunculus) in the composite family, having linear to lance-shaped leaves and small whitish-green flower heads arranged in loose spreading panicles.
2. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
[New Latin tarchon, from Medieval Greek tarkhōn, from Arabic ṭarḫūn, perhaps from Greek drakōn, dragon, tarragon; see derk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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