HyperDic: ocimum_basilicum

English > 1 sense of the expression Ocimum basilicum:
NOUNplantOcimum basilicum, common basil, sweet basilannual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leaves
English > Ocimum basilicum: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningAnnual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leaves; one of the most important culinary herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces and some liqueurs.
Synonymscommon basil, sweet basil
Partsbasil, sweet basilleaves of the common basil
BroaderbasilAny of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum

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