Definition of Ocimum basilicum

1. Noun. Annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leaves; one of the most important culinary herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces and some liqueurs.

Exact synonyms: Common Basil, Sweet Basil
Terms within: Basil, Sweet Basil
Generic synonyms: Basil



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocimum Basilicum

Ochnaceae
Ochoa
Ochoa's law
Ochotona
Ochotona collaris
Ochotona princeps
Ochotonidae
Ochroma
Ochroma lagopus
Ochs
Ochsner
Ochsner's method
Ochsner clamp
Ocicat
Ocimum
Ocimum basilicum
Ockham
Ockham's Razor
Ockhamist
Ockhamistic
Ockhamists
Oct
Oct.
Octans
Octapla
Octavia
Octavian
Octavius
October
October 12

Literary usage of Ocimum basilicum

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1. Select extra-tropical plants readily eligible for industrial culture or by Ferdinand Jacob H. Mueller (1880)
"ocimum basilicum, Linne. . The Basil. Warmer parts of Asia and Africa. An annual herb, valuable for condiments and perfumery. Several varieties exist ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in the Philippine Islands (1903)
"Family LABIATAE Genus OCIMUM ocimum basilicum L. ... When the herb ocimum basilicum is distilled it yields sweet * Watt, G., Dictionary of the economic ..."

3. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"ocimum basilicum Sweet Basil was formerly used as we use Mignonette, to give a pleasant fragrance to a bouquet; also to flavor soups and occasionally salads ..."

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