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 for Origanum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Origan \Or"i*gan\, Origanum \O*rig"a*num\, prop. n. [L.
     origanum, Gr. ?, ?, prob. fr. 'o`ros, mountain + ?
     brightness, beauty. Cf. Organy.] (Bot.)
     A genus of aromatic labiate plants, including the sweet
     marjoram ({Origanum Marjorana) and the wild marjoram
     ({Origanum vulgare). --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus
           Origanum used as seasonings

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