Orégano

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Origanum vulgare

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Oregano (Wikipedia)

Oregano
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Flowering oregano
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Lamiales
Family:Lamiaceae
Genus:Origanum
Species:
O. vulgare
Binomial name
Origanum vulgare

Oregano (US: /ɔːˈrɛɡən, ə-/, UK: /ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːn/; Origanum vulgare) is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It was native in the Mediterranean region, but later became native in Europe, southeast Asia, Himalaya, China, Taiwan, and northeast America too.

Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm (8–31 in) tall, with opposite leaves1–4 cm (121+12 in) long. The flowers are purple,3–4 mm (18316 in) long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative, O. majorana, is known as sweet marjoram.

Oregano (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Spanish orégano (wild marjoram), from Latin orīganum, from Ancient Greek ὀρίγανον (oríganon). Doublet of origanum.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɒɹɪˈɡɑːnəʊ/, /əˈɹɛɡənoʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɔˈɹɛɡənoʊ/, /əˈɹɛɡənoʊ/

Noun

oregano (usually uncountable, plural oreganos)

  1. A herb of the mint family, Origanum vulgare, having aromatic leaves.
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