Synonyms of basil


1. basil, herb, herbaceous plant

usage: any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum

2. Basil, St. Basil, Basil of Caesarea, Basil the Great, St. Basil the Great

usage: (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)

3. basil, sweet basil, herb

usage: leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried

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