Definition of oregano in English:


Line breaks: ore|gano
Pronunciation: /ˌɒrɪˈgɑːnəʊ
, əˈrɛgənəʊ


[mass noun]
  • An aromatic Eurasian plant related to marjoram, with small purple flowers and leaves used as a culinary herb.
    • Origanum vulgare, family Labiatae
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    • Try it with basil, bay, garlic, thyme, and even oregano to add depth and a subtle perfume to your foods.
    • Then a handful of fresh, chopped oregano, thyme, basil and tarragon was added.
    • Fill containers with herbs, such as oregano, trailing rosemary, salvias, or thyme.


late 18th century: from Spanish, variant of origanum.

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