/ (əˈrɪɡənəm) /
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any plant of the herbaceous aromatic Mediterranean genus Origanum: family LamiaceaeSee oregano, marjoram, dittany (def. 1)
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Word Origin for origanum
New Latin, from Greek origanon wild marjoram
Words nearby origanum
orifice meter, oriflamme, orig., origami, origan, origanum, Origen, origin, original, original equipment manufacturer, originalism
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How to use origanum in a sentence
Page 233: "majoram" changed to "marjoram" (Origanum majorana (or common marjoram)).
The caterpillar feeds on thyme (Thymus Serpyllum) and marjoram (Origanum vulgare).Butterflies and Moths|William S. Furneaux
Marjoram oil, distilled from Origanum majoranoides, and obtained entirely from Cyprus.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|W. H. Simmons
The dark-coloured oil of origanum of the shops is obtained from Thymus vulgare.
Dr Cattell scents it with the oils of origanum and bergamot instead of cinnamon.