basil

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun an aromatic herb (Ocimum basilicum), used in cooking, particularly with fish

Food

  • A tender annual herb, Ocimum basilicum, with an aromatic flavour reminiscent of mint and cloves used in salads, pesto and Italian cooking, and added at the last minute to cooked dishes.
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