basil
Pronunciation
  • (RP, Canada, Australia) IPA: /ˈbæz.əl/
  • (Canada, America) IPA: /ˈbeɪz.əl/
Noun

basil (uncountable)

  1. A plant (Ocimum basilicum).
  2. The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
  3. Any other species in the genus Ocimum.
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

basil (plural basils)

  1. The angle to which a joiner's tool is ground away.
Verb

basil (basils, present participle basilling; past and past participle basilled)

  1. (transitive) To grind the edge of a tool to an acute angle.
Synonyms Noun

basil (plural basils)

  1. The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
Synonyms
  • basan, bazil

Basil
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbæz.əl/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name, in quiet but steady use in the UK.
    • 1866 Eliza Tabor Stephenson, Hester's Sacrifice, Hust and Blackett, 1866, Volume II, page 28:
      "Nonsense. I'm sure he can't have grey hair with such a pretty name as that. Basil Brooke, Basil Brooke," and May chanted the name over and over in her girlish, musical voice. "It sounds like all sorts of pleasant pictures. - -
Related terms Translations
BASIL
Noun

basil (uncountable)

  1. Acronym of biphasic acid scavenging utilising ionic liquids



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