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oregano (ərĕg´ənō), name for several herbs used for flavoring food. A plant of the family Labiatae (mint family), Origanum vulgare, also called Spanish thyme and wild marjoram, is the usual source for the spice sold as oregano in the Mediterranean countries and in the United States. Its flavor is similar to that of marjoram but slightly less sweet. In Spain and Italy many other Origanum species are also grown as oregano. A related herb (Coleus amboinicius) of the same family, called suganda in its native Indomalaysia, is known as oregano in the Philippines and Mexico, where it is a popular flavoring. Several other herbs also provide spices called oregano, e.g., species of Lippia and Lantana of the verbena family. In all cases the flavoring is made from the dried herbage. Oregano is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.

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o·reg·a·no / əˈregəˌnō/ • n. an aromatic plant (Origanum vulgare) of the mint family, related to marjoram, with leaves that are used fresh or dried as a culinary herb.

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oregano (marjoram) Dried leaves and flowers of several perennial herbs of the genus Oreganum, native to Mediterranean lands and w Asia. It is a popular culinary herb. Family Lamiaceae/Labiatae; genus Origanum.

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oregano (oreganum) Aromatic herb, Oreganum vulgare, also known as wild marjoram and Mexican sage.

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oregano See ORIGANUM.

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