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origanum Line breaks: ori|ganum
Pronunciation: /ɒˈrɪɡ(ə)nəm/

Definition of origanum in English:


An aromatic plant of a genus that includes marjoram and oregano.
  • Genus Origanum, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • Its flowers are the source of the famous Hymettus honey; and what is called ‘Spanish origanum oil’ is produced from it.
  • He'd had to assure her that garlic and origanum were necessities, and avocado vinaigrette could add a delightful - and nourishing - touch to a meal.
  • Italian oregano (Origanum X majoricum) is a hybrid resulting from crossing oregano and sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana).


Latin, from Greek origanon, perhaps from oros 'mountain' + ganos 'brightness'.

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