Ysop

Frische blühende Ysopzweige

Hyssopus officinalis

Synonyme:
Niu Xi Cao
Hyssop (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Via Latin hysopum, from Ancient Greek ὕσσωπος (hússōpos), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ˈhɪ.səp/

Noun

hyssop (countable and uncountable, plural hyssops)

  1. Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally
  2. Any of several similar plants
    1. Agastache foeniculum, blue giant hyssop
  3. (obsolete, US) The sagebrush (Artemisia spp.)
  4. (biblical) A plant used used for sprinkling of blood or water in purification
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