oregano

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oregano pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
    • n oregano aromatic Eurasian perennial
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Although the combination of chili peppers and oregano for seasoning has been traced to the ancient Aztecs, the present blend is said to be the invention of early Texans. Chili powder today is typically a blend of dried chilies, garlic powder, red peppers, oregano, and cumin.
    • n oregano In Spanish-American countries, a common name of a number of aromatic plants belonging chiefly to the Verbenaceæ and to the mint family. In Mexico the principal ones are Lippia Palmeri, of the west coast; L. Berlandieri, of the warmer regions of the interior; and Poliomintha longiflora, of the vicinity of Saltillo: all of which are used in the same manner as sage and thyme in seasoning sausages and other articles of food.
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Usage

In literature:

She smelled faintly of garlic, oregano and some kind of incense, maybe sandalwood.
"Tinker's Dam" by Joseph Tinker
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In poetry:

My grass is not oregano.
Some of it grew in Mexico.
You cannot guess the weed I hold,
Clara Green, Acapulco Gold,
Panama Red, you name it man,
Best on the street since I began.
"Street Song" by Thom Gunn

In news:

Allen Smith Hot & Spicy Oregano PBS.
The Miracle Herb Oregano Can Kill Prostate Cancer Cells.
While these initial results provide significant insight into oregano 's benefits, Bavadekar is hard at work trying to understand how exactly the compound triggers this programmed cell death.
Legal group goes to bat for eighth-grader suspended for using oregano in pot prank.
Then he adds pork chops seasoned with oregano .
The Original Pizza Cookie at Oregano 's.
Tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano , crushed.
Ornamental oregano is a delightful perennial plant.
Perfect for rock gardens and regions with well-drained soil and winters on the dry side, ornamental oregano is an attractive flowering perennial that's easy to grow.
Kent Beauty is a very attractive variety of ornamental oregano.
Can peeled Italian tomatoes Pinch of oregano.
Add the artichokes , salt and oregano.
Dried oregano juice of 1 lemon zest of 1 lemon, finely grated 4 oz.
1 teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Greek or Turkish.
Over medium to high heat, place the remaining oil, garlic, oregano, chicken and heat it through.
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