Definition of Origanum

1. Noun. Any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings.


Definition of Origanum

1. an aromatic herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Origanum

1. A genus of aromatic labiate plants, including the sweet marjoram (O. Marjorana) and the wild marjoram (O. Vulgare). Origin: L. Origanum, Gr, prob. Fr. Mountain + brightness, beauty. Cf. Organy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Origanum

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Literary usage of Origanum

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

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"He described it also as being beneficial to the gums and teeth, imparting sweetness to the breath, and dispelling flatulency. CHAP. 67. origanum, ONITIS ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1889)
"EPISTAXIS TREATED BY OLEUM origanum. Louis FISCHER (Meil. Record, November 17, 1888) recommends the administration of the oil of origanum in epistaxis, ..."

3. Pharmaceutical and Food Analysis: A Manual of Standard Methods for the by Azor Thurston (1922)
"Oil of origanum. Essence d'Houblon d'Espagne, Fr. Spanisch ... Oil of origanum was official in the 1850 edition of the United States Pharmacopoeia. ..."

4. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by W. (William) Baxter by W. (William) Baxter (1840)
"... into their wounds, were thereby cured. As also, that if the hills of Ants were stopped up with. origanum and Brimstone, they would quickly flie away. ..."

5. A Guide to Therapeutics and Materia Medica by Robert Farquharson (1877)
"The oil of origanum is rarely used, being largely superseded in commerce by the oil ... origanum in infusion has been used as a diaphoretic and emmenagogue, ..."

6. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"They are | Home ; it is said by some to be the must all similar in properties. consonant to the words of the article of the origanum, Oil of. ..."

7. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Oil of origanum. KANE. Land. Ed. Mag. J. 13, 439; J. pr. ... In wild marjoram, origanum vulgäre ..."

8. New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers by Edward Pollock Anschutz (1917)
"Hardly any from the 30th, but a marked, decided, and very rapid action from the CM. I use nothing lower than the CM, and prefer the higher. origanum ..."

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