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Noun: hyssop  hi-sup
  1. A European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil
    - Hyssopus officinalis
  2. Bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes

Derived forms: hyssops

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Hyssopus, Hyssopus

Encyclopedia: Hyssop