American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A perennial Eurasian herb (Origanum vulgare) of the mint family, having aromatic leaves.
- n. The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Spanish-American countries, a common name of a number of aromatic plants belonging chiefly to the Verbenaceæ and to the mint family. In Mexico the principal ones are Lippia Palmeri, of the west coast; L. Berlandieri, of the warmer regions of the interior; and Poliomintha longiflora, of the vicinity of Saltillo: all of which are used in the same manner as sage and thyme in seasoning sausages and other articles of food.
- n. A herb of the mint family, Origanum vulgare, having aromatic leaves.
- n. The leaves of this plant used in flavouring food.
- n. pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
- n. aromatic Eurasian perennial
- Spanish orégano, wild marjoram, from Latin orīganum, from Greek orīganon, probably of North African origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word oregano is Greek for “joy of the mountain” and was almost unheard of in the United States until soldiers who had been stationed in Italy during World War II returned home raving about it.”
“Orégano (oregano) origanum vulgare: This variety of oregano is the most commonly found in Mexico, and is most often used dry.”
“Their Canadian Bacon-Pinneapple made with the most flavorful Mozzarella, sprinkled with beautiful oregano is not only simple, sweet and savory at the same time but also utterly delicious.”
“Cooking 420 with Chef Barry, which follows a scraggly, red-eyed foodie who's always trying to put his secret ingredient - "oregano" - into ill-fated dishes; Ben Meinhardt's”
“A handful of these accompaniments, a dash of salt and a little Mexican oregano from the shakers on the table, and you’ve got one of the most satisfying, soothing meals on earth.”
“I've lost my Greek oregano, which is supposed to overwinter here in Zone 5, for the second year in a row.”
“I also sprung for some pozole, and mexican oregano, which is so much more flavorful and floral than it's supermarket sister.”
“The oregano in my garden is Mediterranean oregano, which is different from Mexican oregano.”
“I got a patchouli plant and Cuban oregano, which is hot and spicy, and some little yellow tomatoes," she said.”
“The oregano was a prop used as part of a school project on search and seizure, the release said.”
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