• A perennial Mediterranean plant <em>(Origanum majorana)</em> in the mint family, having small, purplish to white flowers and opposite leaves.
  • The leaves of this plant used as a seasoning.
  • A plant of the genus <em>Origanum</em>, of several species, belonging to the natural order <em>Labiatœ</em>, or mint tribe.
  • A genus of mintlike plants (Origanum) comprising about twenty-five species. The sweet marjoram (<spn>Origanum Majorana</spn>) is pecularly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The wild marjoram of Europe and America is <spn>Origanum vulgare</spn>, far less fragrant than the other.
  • A <xref>herb</xref> of the <xref>mint</xref> <xref>family</xref>, Origanum majorana, having <xref>aromatic</xref> <xref>leaves</xref>.
  • The leaves of this plant used in <xref>flavouring</xref> <xref>food</xref>.
  • pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
  • aromatic Eurasian perennial
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