Definition of Genus origanum
1. Noun. A genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae.
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Origanum, Marjoram, Oregano, Origanum Vulgare, Pot Marjoram, Wild Marjoram, Winter Sweet, Knotted Marjoram, Majorana Hortensis, Origanum Majorana, Sweet Marjoram, Cretan Dittany, Crete Dittany, Dittany Of Crete, Hop Marjoram, Origanum Dictamnus, Winter Sweet
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Origanum
Literary usage of Genus origanum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1846)
"... Repertorium fur die Pharmacie, 1840,'' a Review of the species of the genus Origanum and a Description of Thymus coriaceus. ..."
2. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus origanum,* Linn. B. & H., ii, p. 1185. About 25 species are known, natives of Europe and Asia, especially the Mediterranean region. 204. ..."
3. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"There are a few- species of Marjoram cultivated as Sweet Herbs, all belonging to the genus Origanum, which has been described at p. 744. ..."