Associations to the word «Basil»

Wiktionary

BASIL, noun. A plant (Ocimum basilicum).
BASIL, noun. The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
BASIL, noun. Any other species in the genus Ocimum.
BASIL, noun. The angle to which a joiner's tool is ground away.
BASIL, verb. (transitive) To grind the edge of a tool to an acute angle.
BASIL, noun. The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
BASIL, proper noun. A male given name, in quiet but steady use in the UK.
BASIL, acronym. Biphasic acid scavenging utilising ionic liquids
BASIL BALM, noun. A perennial herb, Monarda clinopodia, found in eastern North America, which has aromatic foliage and white- or yellowish- pink flowers.
BASIL BALM, noun. A fragrant European mint, Clinopodium acinos, which has also been naturalised in eastern North America.
BASIL THYME, noun. An aromatic herb, Clinopodium acinos (Acinos arvensis in some references)

Dictionary definition

BASIL, noun. Any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum.
BASIL, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379).
BASIL, noun. Leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried.

Wise words

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