rosemary

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Rosemary

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From Middle English rosmary, rosemarye, alteration of earlier Middle English rosmarine, rosemaryn, partly from Old English rōsmarim (rosemary) and partly from Old French rosmarin; both from Latin rosmarīnus, from rōs (dew, moisture) +‎ marīnus (marine, of the sea).

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rosemary (usually uncountable, plural rosemaries)

  1. A shrub, Rosmarinus officinalis, that originates from Europe and Asia Minor and produces a fragrant herb used in cooking and perfumes.

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