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oregano

[ uh-reg-uh-noh, aw-reg‐ ]
/ əˈrɛg əˌnoʊ, ɔˈrɛg‐ /
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noun
an aromatic herb, Origanum vulgare, of the mint family, having leaves used as seasoning in cooking.

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Origin of oregano

First recorded in 1765–75; from Spanish orégano : “wild marjoram,” from Latin orīganum. See origan
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British Dictionary definitions for oregano

oregano
/ (ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːnəʊ) /

noun
a Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare), with pungent leaves
the dried powdered leaves of this plant, used to season food
See also origanum

Word Origin for oregano

C18: American Spanish, from Spanish, from Latin orīganum, from Greek origanon an aromatic herb, perhaps marjoram
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