noun oreg·a·no \ə-ˈre-gə-ˌnō\

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

Full Definition of OREGANO

:  a bushy perennial mint (Origanum vulgare) that is used as a seasoning and a source of aromatic oil —called also origanum, wild marjoram
:  any of several plants (genera Lippia and Coleus) other than oregano of the vervain or mint families

Examples of OREGANO

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

Origin of OREGANO

American Spanish orégano, from Spanish, wild marjoram, from Latin origanum — more at origanum
First Known Use: 1771


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