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- noun botany an herb used for seasoning (Ocimum basilicum)
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- noun 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
- noun leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried
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