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French: marjolaine


A little history

Marjoram is often confused with oregano, an ambiguity promoted by its Latin name. Botanists make the following distinction: the aromatic plant called marjoram is an ordinary garden annual, while oregano is actually wild marjoram. In the Middle Ages, every boy heading far afield from his family home to begin a trade would tuck a sprig of marjoram into the back of his boot before setting out in order to bring him luck.


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