AskDefine | Define origanum

Dictionary Definition

origanum n : any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings

Extensive Definition

Origanum is a genus of about 20 species of aromatic herbs in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region east to eastern Asia. The genus includes some important culinary herbs, including Marjoram and Oregano.
Origanum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora albitarsella.

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