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Oregano vs. Ajwain

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Oreganonoun

A herb of the mint family, Origanum vulgare, having aromatic leaves.

Ajwainnoun

A plant in the family Apiaceae (Trachyspermum ammi), and its seed, which is used (especially in South Asian cooking) for its thyme-like flavor.

Oreganonoun

Other herbs with a similar flavor, including other species in the genus Origanum, and Mexican oregano, Lippia graveolens

Ajwain

Ajwain, ajowan (), or Trachyspermum ammi—also known as ajowan caraway, thymol seeds, bishop's weed, or carom—is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Both the leaves and the seed‑like fruit (often mistakenly called seeds) of the plant are consumed by humans.

Oreganonoun

The leaves of these plants used in flavouring food.

Oreganonoun

aromatic Eurasian perennial

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Oreganonoun

pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets

Oregano

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.

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