[uh-reg-uh-noh, aw-reg‐] /əˈrɛg əˌnoʊ, ɔˈrɛg‐/
an aromatic herb, Origanum vulgare, of the mint family, having leaves used as seasoning in cooking.
a Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare), with pungent leaves
the dried powdered leaves of this plant, used to season food
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.
[“On the Design and Specification of the Programming Language OREGANO”, D.M. Berry. UCLA-ENG-7388, 1973].
[awr-i-guh n, ‐gon, or‐] /ˈɔr ɪ gən, ‐ˌgɒn, ˈɒr‐/ noun 1. a state in the NW United States, on the Pacific coast. 96,981 sq. mi. (251,180 sq. km). Capital: Salem. Abbreviation: Oreg., Ore., OR (for use with zip code). 2. a city in NW Ohio. /ˈɒrɪɡən/ noun 1. a state of the northwestern US, on […]
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noun 1. a town in NW Oregon, on the Willamette River.
noun 1. a shrub or small tree, Malus fusca, of the rose family, of the northwestern coast of North America, having hairy leaves, white flowers, and yellow or green oblong fruit.