oregano[ô reg′ə nō, ə-]
Origin: Sp orégano < L origanum < Gr origanon
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- A perennial Eurasian herb (Origanum vulgare) of the mint family, having aromatic leaves.
- The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Origin: Spanish orégano, wild marjoram, from Latin orīganum, from Greek orīganon, probably of North African origin.