oregano[ô reg′ə nō, ə-]
A sprig of fresh oregano.
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 ὀρίγανον (origanon).