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Meaning & Definition of Basil in English

English

Basil

/bæzəl/

noun

1. Any of several old world tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus ocimum

    synonym:
  • basil

2. (roman catholic church) the bishop of caesarea who defended the roman catholic church against the heresies of the 4th century

  • A saint and doctor of the church (329-379)
    synonym:
  • Basil
  • ,
  • St. Basil
  • ,
  • Basil of Caesarea
  • ,
  • Basil the Great
  • ,
  • St. Basil the Great

3. Leaves of the common basil

  • Used fresh or dried
    synonym:
  • basil
  • ,
  • sweet basil