Ocymum basilicum
Basil Bas"il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko`s fr. basiley`s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or lesser basil ({Ocymum minimum}), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint ({Pycnanthemum}). [1913 Webster]

{Basil thyme}, a name given to the fragrant herbs {Calamintha Acinos} and {Calamintha Nepeta}.

{Wild basil}, a plant ({Calamintha clinopodium}) of the Mint family. [1913 Webster]


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  • Basilicum — Basilicum, Basilienkraut, Ocymum Basilicum (Labiatae. Didynamia Gymnospermia), Eine einjährige, aus Persien stammende starkriechende Küchengewürzpflanze von leichter Cultur, wofern sie nur warm genug hat. Spielarten: das große mit blasigen… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Ocymum minimum — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basil — Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or lesser… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basil thyme — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamintha Acinos — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamintha clinopodium — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamintha Nepeta — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild basil — Basil Bas il, n. [F. basilic, fr. L. basilicus royal, Gr. basiliko s fr. basiley s king.] (Bot.) The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil ({Ocymum basilicum}), and the bush basil, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • БАЗИЛИК — муж. растение, душистый василек, васильки пахучие, Ocymum basilicum. Базилика жен. растение Clinopodium или Calamintha; шаружник, пахучка, матерник, змеевик, дикий василек. Васильком называют: Centaurea, Ocymum, Calamintha, Erythraea и пр.… …   Толковый словарь Даля

  • ДУШКА — умалит. Женушка душка, любит мягкую подушку. | Часть шеи против глотки и пониже; самая ямочка на горле; в мехах, эта же часть меха, из которой и подбираются дущатые меха; душка, в птице, грудинка к переду, где грудная косточка, вилка, и самая… …   Толковый словарь Даля

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