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 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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  • Wild basil — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wild basil — krūminė šunmėtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas augalas (Clinopodium vulgare), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Clinopodium vulgare angl. cushion calamint; dog… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild basil — virgininė zundmėtė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos prieskoninis augalas (Pycnanthemum virginianum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot. Pycnanthemum virginianum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wild basil — noun aromatic herb having heads of small pink or whitish flowers; widely distributed in United States, Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑cushion calamint, ↑Clinopodium vulgare, ↑Satureja vulgaris • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Wild — Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild allspice — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild balsam apple — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wild bean — Wild Wild, a. [Compar. {Wilder}; superl. {Wildest}.] [OE. wilde, AS. wilde; akin to OFries. wilde, D. wild, OS. & OHG. wildi, G. wild, Sw. & Dan. vild, Icel. villr wild, bewildered, astray, Goth. wilpeis wild, and G. & OHG. wild game, deer; of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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