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 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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  • Calamintha Clinopodium — 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

  • 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 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

  • Clinopodium — vulgare Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Clinopodium chandleri — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots …   Wikipedia

  • Clinopodium menthifolium subsp. menthifolium —   Calamintha sylvatica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clinopodium grandiflorum —   Clinopodium grandiflorum …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clinopodium —   Clinopodium …   Wikipedia Español

  • Clinopodium vulgare —   Cliopodium vulgare …   Wikipedia Español

  • Calamintha grandiflora — noun aromatic herb with large pink flowers; southern and southeastern Europe; Anatolia; northern Iran • Syn: ↑large flowered calamint, ↑Clinopodium grandiflorum, ↑Satureja grandiflora • Hypernyms: ↑calamint …   Useful english dictionary

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