• WordNet 3.6
    • n tarragon fresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning
    • n tarragon aromatic perennial of southeastern Russia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tarragon (Bot) A plant of the genus Artemisa Artemisa dracunculus), much used in France for flavoring vinegar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tarragon A composite plant, Artemisia Dracunculus, native in Russia and temperate Asia. Its leaves, unlike those of most artemisias, are undivided, and they have an aromatic scent and taste, whence they are used as a condiment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tarragon tar′a-gon the herb-dragon, an aromatic plant used for flavouring vinegar, sauces, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. taragona, Ar. tarkhn,; perhaps fr. Gr. a dragon, or L. draco,; cf. L. dracunculus, tarragon. Cf. Dragon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. taragontia—Ar. tarkhūn—Gr. drakōn, a dragon.


In literature:

Sweetbread with tarragon sauce.
"The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:" by Mrs. W. G. Waters
Tarragon should be gathered on a dry day, just before the plant flowers.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
Pound to a smooth paste and moisten with a little tarragon vinegar.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
If you have no tarragon it is a great improvement to use tarragon vinegar instead of ordinary vinegar.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
People who want to enjoy a steak should eat it with shalots and tarragon.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 333" by Various
Tarragon vinegar, so much esteemed as a fish-sauce, is made by infusion of the leaves in common vinegar.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Fructuosus, bishop of Tarragon, in Spain, and his two deacons, Augurius and Eulogius, were burnt for being christians.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Beat well and add a spoonful of tarragon vinegar.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
They are decorated with tarragon leaves.
"American Cookery" by Various
Have a very sharp French dressing made with oil lemon juice and Tarragon vinegar.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
If the taste be approved, a little tarragon will give a fine flavour.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
The French cooks add a little tarragon vinegar, or a shalot.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
A glass of sherry and two spoonfuls of tarragon or common vinegar are a great improvement.
"Culture and Cooking" by Catherine Owen
Add one tablespoonful of Tarragon vinegar and simmer until vinegar is absorbed.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Season with salt, pepper and Tarragon vinegar.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
A little tarragon vinegar or a few capers will often much improve a salad.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
Serve with a few stalks of tarragon around the dish.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Pour the sauce over the chicken, and lay a few leaves of tarragon on top.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Those who like tarragon mustard, or tarragon vinegar, may add it on their plates.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie

In poetry:

And they talk of ventures lost or won,
And their talk is ever and ever the same,
While they drink the red wine of Tarragon,
From the cellars of some Spanish Don,
Or convent set on flame.
"A Dutch Picture. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Tarragon is well-behaved and tasty.
Tomato, Tuna & Tarragon Salad.
Tomatoes and tuna were meant for each other, and fresh tarragon seals the deal.
Heather Lynn Peters There is something really elegant about a soup recipe that includes tarragon and wine.
Asked for a recipe for tarragon chicken.
Turkey Salad Sandwich With Tarragon and Red Grapes.
Tucson News NowCrockpot Tarragon Mushroom Chicken.
Nick Bannin's Chicken Tarragon .
Dried whole tarragon 1 tsp.
Tarragon is well-behaved and tasty.
Beginning Nov 5, local gelateria Dolcezza will introduce a cucumber tarragon gin sorbetto using recently unveiledGreen Hat Gin from D.C's only distillery, New Columbia Distillers.
Incorporate tarragon to serve up springtime on a plate.
Tart lemon and tarragon liven up this three- pea saute, terrific served with grilled chicken or fish.
This supersimple bean-and-tomato salad, tossed with a tarragon-flavored dressing, is perfect for summertime picnics , like the kind Paul Virant's mother would prepare when he was a child.
With fennel apple slaw and tarragon dressing.