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bas•il



Pronunciation: (baz'ul, bas'-, bā'zul, -sul), [key]
n.
any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Ocimum, of the mint family, as O. basilicum (sweet basil), having purplish-green ovate leaves used in cooking.

Bas•il



Pronunciation: (baz'ul, bas'-, bā'zul, -sul), [key]
n.
1. Saint. Also,Basilius. (“the Great”), a.d. 329?–379, bishop of Caesarea in Asia Minor (brother of Saint Gregory of Nyssa).
2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “royal.”

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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