Origan

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Origan (Bot) A genus of aromatic labiate plants, including the sweet marjoram (Origanum Marjorana) and the wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n origan A plant of the genus Origanum; marjoram; wild marjoram; also, pennyroyal, Mentha Pulegium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Origan or′i-gan wild marjoram
    • Origan Also Orig′anum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. origanum, Gr. , , prob. fr. 'o`ros, mountain + brightness, beauty. Cf. Organy

Usage

In literature:

Origane, ii, 40, wild marjoram.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
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