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oregano

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noun oreg·a·no \ə-ˈre-gə-ˌnō\

Simple Definition of oregano

  • : an herb that has green leaves with a sweet smell which are used in cooking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of oregano

  1. 1 :  a bushy perennial mint (Origanum vulgare) that is used as a seasoning and a source of aromatic oil —called also origanum, wild marjoram

  2. 2 :  any of several plants (genera Lippia and Coleus) other than oregano of the vervain or mint families

Examples of oregano in a sentence

  1. The recipe calls for a tablespoon of chopped oregano.



Origin and Etymology of oregano

American Spanish orégano, from Spanish, wild marjoram, from Latin origanum — more at origanum


First Known Use: 1771


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