Definition of Oregano

1. Noun. Aromatic Eurasian perennial.

Exact synonyms: Marjoram, Origanum Vulgare, Pot Marjoram, Wild Marjoram, Winter Sweet
Terms within: Marjoram
Group relationships: Genus Origanum
Generic synonyms: Origanum

2. Noun. Pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets.
Exact synonyms: Marjoram
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Marjoram, Origanum Vulgare, Pot Marjoram, Wild Marjoram, Winter Sweet

Definition of Oregano

1. Noun. A herb of the mint family, ''Origanum vulgare'', having aromatic leaves. ¹

2. Noun. The leaves of this plant used in flavouring food. ¹

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Definition of Oregano

1. an aromatic herb used as a seasoning [n -NOS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oregano

ore bed
ore bodies
ore body
ore dressing
ore processing
ore tenus
oregano (current term)
oregon grape

Literary usage of Oregano

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Arizona and Sonora: The Geography, History, and Resources of the Silver by Sylvester Mowry (1864)
"Sierra del oregano. — Ancient Population. — Traditions. — Silver and Gold.—Climate and Productions.—Rivers and Towns.—Guaymas and its Commerce.—Hermosillo. ..."

2. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1895)
"The proverb itself is very dark, nor do we receive any light upon it by some modern guesses that oregano had some reference to oro (gold), and gano, ..."

3. Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Cookbook by Susan Pollack (2005)
"Add broth, wine, and oregano to skillet. Increase heat and bring to a boil. ... Garnish with parsley and oregano. GREY SOLE PIZZAIOLA (Grey Sole Pizza ..."

4. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"Marjoram / oregano Marjoram is undomesticated oregano. oregano gains its name from the Greek, "Joy of the mountains." It became popular in the United States ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"They are “on the south by an arroyo called Cuesta del oregano; on the west by land of Juan Garcia del las Rivan.” To translate these words into things ..."

6. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"oregano. ' The leaves of oregano are very much used to flavor food. Dr. Palmer states that at Acapulco they are used much as we use sage. ..."

7. Panama Adventure Guide by Patricia Katzman (2004)
"It's a steaming bowl of heavenly chicken soup delicately flavored with garlic, oregano, and culantro (a member of the parsley family, similar to cilantro), ..."

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