Definition of oregano in English:


Line breaks: ore|gano
Pronunciation: /ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːnəʊ
, əˈrɛɡənəʊ


[mass noun]
An aromatic Eurasian plant related to marjoram, with small purple flowers and leaves used as a culinary herb.
  • Origanum vulgare, family Labiatae
More example sentences
  • 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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