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tarragon Leaves and flowering tops of the bushy perennial plant Artemisia dracunculus. Has a mild anise‐like flavour and is used to flavour pickles; it is one of the ingredients of fines herbes. Tarragon vinegar is made by steeping the fresh herb in white wine vinegar and is used in making sauce tartare and French mustard.

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tar·ra·gon / ˈtarəˌgän; -gən; ˈtər-/ • n. a perennial plant (Artemisia dracunculus) of the daisy family, with narrow aromatic leaves that are used as a culinary herb.

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tarragon Perennial plant with liquorice-flavoured leaves used as a culinary herb. Family Asteraceae/Compositae; species Artemisia dracunculus.

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tarragon XVI. Given first as repr. medL. tragonia and tarchon, the latter of which goes back to medGr. tarkhṓn, which may be an Arab. deformation of Gr. drákōn.