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origan

[ awr-i-guhn, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪ gən, ˈɒr- /
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noun

an aromatic herb, especially oregano.

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Origin of origan

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin orīganum<Greek orī́ganon; derivation and further etymology uncertain
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origan
/ (ˈɒrɪɡən) /

noun

another name for marjoram (def. 2)

Word Origin for origan

C16: from Latin orīganum, from Greek origanon an aromatic herb, perhaps marjoram; compare oregano
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