oregano definition

  • noun:
    • A perennial Eurasian natural herb (Origanum vulgare) of mint household, having fragrant leaves.
    • The leaves with this plant used as a seasoning.
    • A herb of mint household, Origanum vulgare, having fragrant leaves.
    • The leaves for this plant found in flavouring meals.
    • In Spanish-American countries, a common title of some aromatic plants that belong chiefly on Verbenace√¶ also to the mint family. In Mexico the main ones tend to be Lippia Palmeri, regarding the west coast; L. Berlandieri, associated with hotter areas of the inside; and Poliomintha longiflora, of area of Saltillo: which are utilized very much the same as sage and thyme in seasoning sausages and other articles of food.
    • pungent leaves made use of as seasoning with meat and fowl plus in stews and soups and omelets
    • aromatic Eurasian perennial

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