[ awr-i-guhn, or- ]
/ ˈɔr ɪ gən, ˈɒr- /
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
Words nearby origan
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Example sentences from the Web for origan
I chanced to see her in her proper hue,Bathing herself in origan and thyme.Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast|Samuel Adams Drake
British Dictionary definitions for origan
/ (ˈɒrɪɡən) /
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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