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Noun: sweet basil
  1. 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
    - common basil, Ocimum basilicum
  2. Leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried
    - basil

Derived forms: sweet basils

Type of: basil, herb

Encyclopedia: Sweet basil