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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basil  \Bas"il\,  n.  [Corrupt.  from  E.  basan,  F.  basane  LL 
  basanium  bazana,  fr  Ar  bith[=a]na,  prop.,  lining.] 
  The  skin  of  a  sheep  tanned  with  bark. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basil  \Bas"il\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  basile  and  E.  {Bezel}.] 
  The  slope  or  angle  to  which  the  cutting  edge  of  a  tool,  as  a 
  plane,  is  ground.  --Grier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basil  \Bas"il\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Basiled}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Basiling}.] 
  To  grind  or  form  the  edge  of  to  an  angle.  --Moxon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basil  \Bas"il\,  n.  [F.  basilic,  fr  L.  badilicus  royal,  Gr  ?, 
  fr  ?  king.]  (Bot.) 
  The  name  given  to  several  aromatic  herbs  of  the  Mint  family, 
  but  chiefly  to  the  common  or  sweet  basil  ({Ocymum 
  basilicum}),  and  the  bush  basil,  or  lesser  basil  ({O. 
  minimum}),  the  leaves  of  which  are  used  in  cookery.  The  name 
  is  also  given  to  several  kinds  of  mountain  mint 
  ({Pycnanthemum}). 
 
  {Basil  thyme},  a  name  given  to  the  fragrant  herbs  {Calamintha 
  Acinos}  and  {C.  Nepeta}. 
 
  {Wild  basil},  a  plant  ({Calamintha  clinopodium})  of  the  Mint 
  family. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  basil 
  n  1:  any  of  several  Old  World  tropical  aromatic  annual  or 
  perennial  herbs  of  the  genus  Ocimum 
  2:  leaves  or  the  common  basil;  used  fresh  or  dried  [syn:  {sweet 
  basil}] 




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