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oregano

Syllabification: o·reg·a·no
Pronunciation: /əˈreɡəˌnō
 
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Definition of oregano in English:

noun

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.

Origin

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

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