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1. A perennial Eurasian herb (Origanum vulgare) in the mint family, having aromatic leaves. Also called wild marjoram.
2. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
[Spanish orégano, wild marjoram, from Latin orīganum, from Greek orīganon.]
1. (Plants) a Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare), with pungent leaves
2. (Cookery) the dried powdered leaves of this plant, used to season food
[C18: American Spanish, from Spanish, from Latin orīganum, from Greek origanon an aromatic herb, perhaps marjoram]
o•reg•a•no(əˈrɛg əˌnoʊ, ɔˈrɛg-)
an aromatic herb, Origanum vulgare, of the mint family, having leaves used as seasoning in cooking.
[1765–75; < American Spanish orégano, Sp: wild marjoram]
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|Noun||1.||oregano - aromatic Eurasian perennial |
marjoram, oregano - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
origanum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
|2.||oregano - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets|
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
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