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Meaning of "oregano" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OREGANO

American Spanish, from Spanish, from Latin orīganum, from Greek origanon an aromatic herb, perhaps marjoram.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OREGANO

oregano  [ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːnəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OREGANO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oregano is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OREGANO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oregano

Oregano is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from 20–80 cm tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 and 9.0 with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. The flowers are purple, 3–4 mm long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative O. majorana is known as sweet marjoram.

Definition of oregano in the English dictionary

The definition of oregano in the dictionary is a Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram, with pungent leaves. Other definition of oregano is the dried powdered leaves of this plant, used to season food.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OREGANO


Americano
əˌmɛrɪˈkɑːnəʊ
Arnaud
ˈɑːnəʊ
Arno
ˈɑːnəʊ
boliviano
bəˌlɪvɪˈɑːnəʊ
Caetano
kaɪˈtɑːnəʊ
capitano
ˌkæpɪˈtɑːnəʊ
Carnot
ˈkɑːnəʊ
gitano
dʒɪˈtɑːnəʊ
guano
ˈɡwɑːnəʊ
Kano
ˈkɑːnəʊ
llano
ˈlɑːnəʊ
Lugano
lʊˈɡɑːnəʊ
mano
ˈmɑːnəʊ
Nagano
nəˈɡɑːnəʊ
parmigiano
ˌpɑːmɪˈdʒɑːnəʊ
Romano
rəʊˈmɑːnəʊ
siciliano
sɪˌsɪlɪˈɑːnəʊ
Soekarno
suːˈkɑːnəʊ
solano
səʊˈlɑːnəʊ
soprano
səˈprɑːnəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OREGANO

ore
ore dressing
Ore Mountains
oread
orecchiette
orecchietti
orectic
Oreg.
Oregon
Oregon fir
Oregon grape
Oregon pine
Oregon trail
Orel
Orenburg
Orense
Oreo
oreodont
oreographic
oreographical

WORDS THAT END LIKE OREGANO

Altiplano
Bolzano
chicano
Ciano
escribano
grand piano
mano a mano
Marciano
Meccano
Milano
paesano
paisano
piano
Pisano
poblano
pompano
Talcahuano
volcano
zebrano
zingano

Synonyms and antonyms of oregano in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oregano» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OREGANO

Find out the translation of oregano to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oregano from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oregano» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

牛至
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

orégano
570 millions of speakers

English

oregano
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अजवायन की पत्ती
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرْدَقُوش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

майоран
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

orégano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ওরেগানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

origan
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oregano
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Origano
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オレガノ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오레가노
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oregano
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây gia vị oregano thuộc họ bạc hà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆர்கனோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑरगॅनो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kekik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

origano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oregano
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ореган
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oregano
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ρίγανη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oregano
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oregano
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oregano
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oregano

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OREGANO»

The term «oregano» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.624 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OREGANO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oregano

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OREGANO»

Discover the use of oregano in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oregano and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oregano: The genera Origanum and Lippia
Extensively referenced, with a special guide to electronic data retrieval strategies, this volume is the definitive source of information for anyone interested in the research and application of Oregano across both academia and industry.
Spiridon E. Kintzios, 2003
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The Miracle of Wild Oregano
Learn its immense powers through Dr. Ingram's thorough book, which covers all the latest scientific facts. Learn the historical use of wild oregano, including the fact that this is the healing "hyssop" of the Law (or ancient scriptures).
Cass Ingram, 2009
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Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has been proven to assist in the eradication of a number of pesky health problems that plague most people at some point in their lives.
Candace Salima, 2007
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Growing & Using Oregano: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-157
There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Sara Pitzer, 1996
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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
Labiatae Oregano. Of what do you think when you hear of that herb? Perhaps you recall its flavor in your homemade tomato sauce or zza. If you think of the plant in your garden, do you picture oregano? Or is it marjoram you see? Marjoram ...
Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton, 1998
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Handbook of Essential Oils: Science, Technology, and ...
TABLE. 3.1. Species. Used. Commercially. in. the. World. as. Oregano. Family/ Species Labiatae Calamintha potosina Schaf. Coleus amboinicus Lour. (syn. C. aromaticus Benth) Coleus aromaticus Benth. Hedeoma floribunda Standl.
K. Husnu Can Baser, Gerhard Buchbauer, 2009
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The Herbfarm Cookbook
Cooking with Greek Oregano Greek oregano's flavor is hot and lively, and it likes to blare its presence rather than stay in the background. It can easily overpower. Its flavor works best with other "big" flavors, particularly other Mediterranean ...
Jerry Traunfeld, 2013
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On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
Oregano was little known in the United States until the rise of the pizza after World War II. Oregano species easily form hybrids with each other, so it's not easy to sort out identities. The important thing for the cook is that they come in a range of ...
Harold McGee, 2007
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Herbal Choices: A gardening novel with herbal recipes
Popular in Mediterranean, Italian and Southwestern cooking, easily grown in diverse conditions and available in so many colorful and flavorful varieties, oregano is a staple in most cupboards. Origanum is the family that includes both oregano ...
Carolee Snyder, 2010
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Earl Mindell's Supplement Bible
To prevent illness, take one 500-mg. tablet daily. CAUTION If a fever persists for more than a day, call your physician or natural healer. Oregano Oil FACTS For thousands of years, oregano has been prized for its powerful antiseptic properties.
Earl Mindell, Carol Colman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OREGANO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oregano is used in the context of the following news items.
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How to grow... oregano
Oregano, also known as wild marjoram, is my go-to herb for flavouring tomato dishes, especially when basil is out of season. I add it to pasta ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Oregano Is Not the First Ingredient in Some Containers of Dried …
A study published in Which? found that 19 out of 78 samples of dried oregano contained other ingredients — mostly olive and myrtle leaves. «The Daily Meal, Jul 15»
3
5 herbs that will soothe your summer sunburn
Hippocrates himself was fond of oregano, and people in Greece still use it as a medicinal treatment for sore throats. Similar to basil, this herb is ... «The Week Magazine, Jul 15»
4
Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails
And next to the bunches of mint for mojitos are sage, wild oregano, rosemary and the Lebanese favorite, za'atar, a kind of wild thyme. Here in ... «Iowa Public Radio, Jul 15»
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10 drought-tolerant perennials: Color with little water (photos)
Oregano 'Kent Beauty' (Origanum): A great choice for cascading over a wall or in a pot, this ornamental oregano takes full, hot sun with aplomb. «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
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The UK's most beautiful bee-friendly gardens
The herb garden is a magnet for pollinators, where you can see the benefits of letting mint, chives, oregano and sage flower. Look between the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Rick's mediteranean marvels: Greek salad
Some prefer dill, some oregano. Everywhere I went there it was oregano, and not just any old oregano but bags of the dried stuff brought down ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
8
Brevard garden calendar for August
•Some herbs that can be planted this month include: chives, mints, oregano, cardamom, ginger (Zingiber officinale), Mexican tarragon and ... «Florida Today, Jul 15»
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Gardening | Don't let summer doldrums keep you out of the yard
Herbs like basil, dill, chives, marjoram, oregano, fennel, parsley and sage also grow well in the fall. Google Clemson hgic 1256 for a planting ... «Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jul 15»
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Luis Aguilar
On medium heat, bring water, garlic, oregano and bay leaves to a boil in a pan. Drop in shrimp and move around until they are ready — when ... «The Bakersfield Californian, Jul 15»

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