rosemary


rosemary
noun (plural -maries) Etymology: Middle English rosmarine, from Anglo-French rosemarin, from Latin rosmarinus, from ror-, ros dew + marinus of the sea; akin to Sanskrit rasa sap, juice — more at marine Date: 14th century a fragrant shrubby Mediterranean mint (Rosmarinus officinalis) having grayish-green needlelike leaves used as a seasoning; also the leaves of rosemary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.