Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Middle Eastern mixture of herbs and spices typically containing thyme and marjoram or oregano along with sumac, sesame seeds, salt, and other ingredients.

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  • noun A particular herb, similar in flavor to thyme or oregano, used in Arab and Israeli cuisine, made from various Middle Eastern herbs.
  • noun A Middle Eastern seasoning, having the herb as the main ingredient, with sumac (or other tart-flavored equivalent) and sesame seeds.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic za‘tar, zaatar, any of various Levantine varieties of thyme, marjoram, and oregano.]

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From Arabic زَعْتَر‎‎ (za3tar)

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