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An aromatic plant of a genus that includes marjoram and oregano.
- ‘He'd had to assure her that garlic and origanum were necessities, and avocado vinaigrette could add a delightful - and nourishing - touch to a meal.’
- ‘Its flowers are the source of the famous Hymettus honey; and what is called ‘Spanish origanum oil’ is produced from it.’
- ‘Italian oregano (Origanum X majoricum) is a hybrid resulting from crossing oregano and sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana).’
- ‘The subspecies of oregano Origanum vulgare hirtum is an important culinary herb.’
- ‘Origanum vulgare, or Wild marjoram, is a perennial herb, with erect, leafy, hairy, purple, quadrangular, corymbose stems, from 6 inches to 2 feet in height.’
Latin, from Greek origanon, perhaps from oros mountain + ganos brightness.
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