Basil

fresh basil herb in pot

Ocimum basilicum

Synonyms:
Sweet Basil
Basil (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, Canada, General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈbæz.əl/
    • Rhymes: -æzəl
    • Homophone: Basil
  • (Canada, US) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪz.əl/
    • Rhymes: -eɪzəl

Etymology 1

From Old French basile, from Medieval Latin basilicum, from Ancient Greek βασιλικόν (basilikón, royal), from βασιλεύς (basileús, king).

Noun

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