Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of labiate plants of the tribe Satureineæ and the subtribe Menthoideæ, known by the usually two-flowered clusters crowded in heads with conspicuous involucrate bracts. There are about 30 species, mainly of the Mediterranean region. They are shrubby or herbaceous perennials, with small undivided leaves, and globose or cylindrical heads of flowers with their bracts often enlarged and colored. O. vulgare, the wild marjoram, is gently tonic, diaphoretic, and emmenagogic, but at present little used. See
marjoram, also dittany, 3, and hop-marjoram.
- n. any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
“ Dead bodies were laid out on a layer of origanum, which is an aromatic plant.”
“Catchall term for a variety of Mediterranean herbs, from origanum syriacum (Syrian oregano, often mistranslated as “thyme”) to satureja hortensis (summer savory).”
“Orégano (oregano) origanum vulgare: This variety of oregano is the most commonly found in Mexico, and is most often used dry.”
“Mejorana (marjoram) origanum onites: Along with thyme, marjoram is the ingredient in the traditional manojo de hirbas de olor - handful of fragrant herbs - mentioned in countless recipes for soups and stews.”
“And about dried vs fresh origanum - most origanum used in Greece is gathered wild and dried, rather than fresh.”
“Well then, first spread out a layer of origanum upon four pieces of wood; bind fillets round your head, bring phials of scent and place a bowl filled with lustral water before your door.”
“They have their own medical lore: the goats of Candia cure their wounds by eating dittany, the tortoise purges itself by taking origanum.”
“-- Two ounces oil of spike, two ounces origanum, two ounces hemlock, two ounces wormwood, four ounces sweet oil, two ounces spirit of ammonia, two ounces gum camphor, two ounces spirits turpentine.”
“-- Gum camphor, two ounces; castile soap, shaved fine, one drachm; oil of turpentine and oil of origanum, each one-half ounce; opium, one-fourth of an ounce; alcohol, one pint.”
“One ounce oil of spike, half ounce origanum, half ounce oil amber.”
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