Definition of origanum in English:

origanum

Syllabification: o·ri·ga·num
Pronunciation: /əˈrigənəm
 
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noun

  • An aromatic plant of a genus that includes marjoram and oregano.
    • Genus Origanum, family Labiatae
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    • 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).

Origin

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

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