1. An aromatic Eurasian herb (Artemisia dracunculus) having linear to lance-shaped leaves and small, whitish-green flower heads arranged in loose, spreading panicles. The plant was introduced to Europe  in the late Middle Ages and to Britain around 1548 although no-one knows exactly when the aromatic varieties were first bred. The name Tarragon is a corruption of the French Esdragon, derived from the Latin Dracunculus (a little dragon) a name which was given to the plant due to its root system which coils like a dragon. It is often used in salads or to flavor various dishes.

2. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
"Mmm, this chicken is yummy. What did you put on it?"

"Tarragon."

"I love Tarragon. My mum puts it in salad."

"Really? Do you have a good recipe?"

"Sure. Pass the chicken."
by lynx wings April 22, 2005

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A made-up name for an STD meant to scare those people that are both promiscuous and stupid enough to believe that the name of a real herb is actually an STD.
I sent him a picture message of my crotch and told him he better get checked for tarragon.
by Dr. Tarragon June 29, 2010

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