common basil definition

  • noun:
    • annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white blossoms and fragrant leaves; one of the most essential cooking herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces plus some liqueurs
    • annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white plants and fragrant leaves; one of the most essential cooking natural herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces and some liqueurs
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