origanum

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noun orig·a·num \ə-ˈri-gə-nəm\

Definition of origanum

  1. :  any of several aromatic mints (especially genus Origanum) with aromatic leaves used as seasonings; especially :  oregano 1

Origin and Etymology of origanum

Middle English, from Latin, wild marjoram, from Greek origanon


First Known Use: 14th century


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