Oregano Definition

ə-rĕgə-nō, ô-rĕg-
noun
Any of a number of plants (esp. Origanum vulgare) of the mint family, the fragrant leaves of which are used for seasoning.
Webster's New World
The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Oregano

Noun

Singular:
oregano
Plural:
oreganos

Origin of Oregano

  • Spanish orégano wild marjoram from Latin orīganum from Greek orīganon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ὀρίγανον (origanon).

    From Wiktionary

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