any of a number of plants (esp. Origanum vulgare) of the mint family, the fragrant leaves of which are used for seasoning
Origin of oreganoSpanish orégano from Classical Latin origanum from Classical Greek origanon
- A perennial Eurasian herb (Origanum vulgare) in the mint family, having aromatic leaves. Also called wild marjoram .
- The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Origin of oreganoSpanish orégano wild marjoram from Latin orīganum from Greek orīganon
(usually uncountable, plural oreganos)
From Ancient Greek á½€ÏÎ¯Î³Î±Î½Î¿Î½ (origanon).