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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • basil thyme — noun fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet and white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America • Syn: ↑basil balm, ↑mother of thyme, ↑Acinos arvensis, ↑Satureja acinos • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • basil thyme — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basil thyme — Calamint Cal a*mint ( m[i^]nt), n. [OE. calamint, calemente (cf. F. calament) fr. L. calamintha, Gr. kalami nqh, kala minqos. See 1st {Mint}.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial plants ({Calamintha}) of the Mint family, esp. the {Calamintha Nepeta} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basil thyme — a plant, Acinos thymoides, of the mint family, having egg shaped leaves and purplish flowers. [1630 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 balm — noun 1. perennial herb of North America (New York to Illinois and mountains of Alaska) having aromatic leaves and clusters of yellowish pink balls • Syn: ↑Monarda clinopodia • Hypernyms: ↑monarda, ↑wild bergamot 2. fragrant European mint having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basil — For other uses, see Basil (disambiguation). Basil Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • mother of thyme — noun fragrant European mint having clusters of small violet and white flowers; naturalized especially in eastern North America • Syn: ↑basil thyme, ↑basil balm, ↑Acinos arvensis, ↑Satureja acinos • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Field basil — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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