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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
oregano
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
fresh
▪ It is delicious in salads of onion, tomato and juicy black olives, sprinkled with fresh oregano.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A traditional bouquet garni mixture blends thyme with sage, parsley, bay, and oregano.
▪ Add salt, pepper and oregano.
▪ Carefully stir the taco sauce, salt and pepper, oregano and olive oil into the fish.
▪ Combine the garlic, salt, oregano, cumin, pepper and fruit juices.
▪ I might add a little oregano, garlic, onions, salt, and butter once in a while.
▪ If you are using commercial sauce, thin it down and maybe add a little oregano and basil.
▪ It is delicious in salads of onion, tomato and juicy black olives, sprinkled with fresh oregano.
▪ Thus, it helps to know the source of your oregano when cooking with it.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
oregano

1771, from Spanish or American Spanish oregano, from Latin origanus, origanum, from Greek oreiganon, from oros "mountain" (see oread) + ganos "brightness, ornament." The older form of the word in English was the Latin-derived origanum (mid-13c.), also origan (early 15c.). In Europe, the dried leaves of wild marjoram; in America, a different, and more pungent, shrub.

Wiktionary
oregano

n. 1 A herb of the mint family, (taxlink Origanum vulgare species noshow=1), having aromatic leaf. 2 Other herbs with a similar flavor, including other species in the genus (taxlink Origanum genus noshow=1), and Mexican oregano, (taxlink Lippia graveolens species noshow=1) 3 The leaves of these plants used in flavouring food.

WordNet
oregano
  1. n. aromatic Eurasian perennial [syn: marjoram, pot marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, Origanum vulgare]

  2. pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets [syn: marjoram]

Wikipedia
Oregano

Oregano ( or ; ; scientific name Origanum vulgare) is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.

Oregano is a perennial herb, growing from tall, with opposite leaves long. Oregano will grow in a pH range between 6.0 (mildly acidic) and 9.0 (strongly alkaline), with a preferred range between 6.0 and 8.0. The flowers are purple, long, produced in erect spikes. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative O. majorana is known as sweet marjoram.

Oregano (disambiguation)
  • Oregano, Origanum vulgare, is a herb commonly used in cooking.

Oregano may also refer to:

Oregano (software)

Oregano is a graphical software application for schematic capture and simulation of electrical circuits. The actual simulation is performed by the ngspice or Gnucap engines. It is similar to gEDA and KTechlab. It makes use of GNOME technology and is meant to run on free Unix-like operating systems such as Linux.

Oregano (web browser)

Oregano is a commercial web browser for RISC OS computers. Oregano is a derivative of a browser developed by Oregan Networks Ltd under the name Oregan Media Browser for consumer electronics devices, games consoles and IP (Internet Protocol) Set Top Boxes.

Its first version appeared in 2000 and was originally published by Castle Technology Ltd,. Oregano 2 was launched in March 2003, was included in the software distribution of Castle's Iyonix PC and made available for other RISC OS systems. Later in the development of Oregano 2 control of the publishing and distribution was transferred from Castle to GeneSys Developments Ltd, previously known as Oregano UK Ltd.

Oregan's technology architecture features an abstraction layer, which enables its software to be ported across various hardware and Operating System platforms. An abstraction layer implementation has been created for the RISC OS environment, which enables the Oregan software to run on RISC OS based desktop machines.

Oregano 2, the last released version, supports HTML 4.01 (partially), CSS-1, DOM-0, JavaScript 1.5 and Flash 4.0 content.

GeneSys Developments Ltd did secure licensing rights for the latest version of Oregan's browser technology, and a RISC OS version called Oregano 3 was planned, offering complete HTML 4.01 support, XHTML 1.0, CSS-2, DOM-2, JavaScript 1.5, and Flash 6.0 compatibility. However, in April 2007 GeneSys cancelled the project.

Usage examples of "oregano".

Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, oregano, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.

The succulent flesh, scented with bergamot, capers and oregano, was the kind of dish whereby gastronomes set their standards.

As three hundred or so guests dined on noisettes of lamb with lavender and oregano on a bed of leeks, and basmati rice with pine nuts and almonds, Miriam Makeba, the legendary South African singer and anti-apartheid activist, sang.

Lucy was taking her time stretching and dressing for the cold in front of the fire and Scarpetta was adding more fresh oregano to her sauce, Marino removed the blender from the refrigerator.

In the spice shop she crushed leaves of sage and oregano in the palms of her hands for the pure pleasure of smelling them, and bought a handful of cloves, another of star anise, and one each of ginger root and juniper, and she walked away with tears of laughter in her eyes because the smell of the cayenne pepper made her sneeze so much.

Scarpetta tied an apron around her waist and began chopping Vidalia onions, red and yellow and green bell peppers, fresh oregano, basil, and parsley.

The succulent flesh, scented with bergamot, capers and oregano, was the kind of dish whereby gastronomes set their standards.

The mayeritsa soup with its avgolemono sauce disappeared into his maw as if he had just returned from a day's fishing, and the Iatre b, sprinkled with oregano and pierced with abundant slivers of garlic, was crammed down his throat with a ravenous appetite worthy of a Turk.

We got salt and baking powder and yeast and dried garlic and onions, as well as peppercorns, bay leaves, chili powder, oregano, and a few other herbs and spices.

Scarpetta includes the following on her shopping list: green peppers, onions, fresh herbs such as oregano and basil, fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, lean ground beef, pepperoni, smoked oysters, Italian sausage, crushed tomatoes (Progresso if you don't have fresh or canned homegrown), olive oil, fresh garlic, and the cheeses already listed.

Scarpetta includes the following on her shopping list: green peppers, onions, fresh herbs such as oregano and basil, fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, lean ground beef, pepperoni, smoked oysters, Italian sausage, crushed tomatoes (Progresso if you don’.

She added water-and basil, oregano, salt, red pepper, and sometimes a leftover bone from a pork chop or a lamb chop or a steak.

He nitrogenated the herbs in strict rotation, and tomorrow it would be the turn of the oregano.

I hear her in the kitchen, bustling, dumping spices into the pot: hot chili, oregano, tarragon, cloves, garlic, powdered mustard, sesame oil, curry powder, God knows what else.

Marianne's minestrone was the most delicious soup Patrick had ever tasted: steaming-hot, in stoneware bowls, a thick broth seasoned with fresh basil and oregano, containing chunks of celery, tomato, carrots, red onion, beans, chickpeas and macaroni.