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English noun: sweet basil

1. sweet basil (plant) annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leaves; one of the most important culinary herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces and some liqueurs

Synonymscommon basil, Ocimum basilicum

Broader (hypernym)basil

Part holonymbasil, sweet basil

2. sweet basil (food) leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried


Broader (hypernym)herb

Part meronymcommon basil, Ocimum basilicum, sweet basil

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