Definition of oregano in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈreɡəˌnō/


An aromatic plant related to marjoram, with leaves that are used fresh or dried as a culinary herb.
  • Origanum vulgare, family Labiatae.
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.

Words that rhyme with oregano

Americano, Arno, boliviano, Bolzano, Carnot, chicano, guano, Kano, llano, Locarno, Lugano, Marciano, Marrano, meccano, Pisano, poblano, Romano, siciliano, soprano, Sukarno

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Syllabification: o·reg·a·no

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