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Basil meaning

basil - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church ( 329- 379)
  2. 2. The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground.
  3. 3. To grind or form the edge of to an angle.
  4. 4. 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).
  5. 5. The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.

basil - examples of usage

  1. Why don't you write it, Basil? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. How- how did she look there, Basil? - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. " I think Conrad had no business there, or you, either, Basil," said his wife. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
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