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ori·g·anum vul·gar·e

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  1. oregano, marjoram, pot marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, Origanum vulgarenoun

    aromatic Eurasian perennial


  1. origanum vulgare

    Oregano (US: , UK: ; Origanum vulgare) is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. It was native to the Mediterranean region, but widely naturalised elsewhere in the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Oregano is a woody perennial plant, growing 20–80 cm (8–31 in) tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm (1⁄2–1+1⁄2 in) long. The flowers which can be white, pink or light purple, are 3–4 mm (1⁄8–3⁄16 in) long, and produced in erect spikes in summer. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and its close relative, O. majorana, is known as sweet marjoram. Both are widely used as culinary herbs, especially in Turkish, Greek, Spanish, Italian, Mexican, and French cuisine. Oregano is also an ornamental plant, with numerous cultivars bred for varying leaf colour, flower colour and habit.


  1. origanum vulgare

    Origanum vulgare, commonly known as oregano, is a species of perennial herb belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae. Native to Europe, it is now grown worldwide for its aromatic leaves, which can be used fresh or dried in cooking, particularly in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Besides culinary uses, it also has medicinal properties and is used in traditional herbal medicine, especially for its antimicrobial and antioxidant activity. The plant typically grows 20–80 cm tall, with purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Origanum vulgare in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Origanum vulgare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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