Via Latin hysopum, from Ancient Greek ὕσσωπος (hússōpos), of Semitic origin.
hyssop (countable and uncountable, plural hyssops)
- Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally
- Any of several similar plants
- Agastache foeniculum, blue giant hyssop
- (obsolete, US) The sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)
- (biblical) A plant used used for sprinkling of blood or water in purification