basil basil  /ˈbæ zəl/


  1. (n) any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  2. (n) (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
  3. (n) leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried


  1. If we have pizza and there's basil on it, he'll pick the basil out.
  2. He snips some basil from my garden, takes some Parmesan from my fridge and spends half an hour doing what he calls cooking and what I call making me realize how lame I am.
  3. It were ri' tough choosin' th' basil - I near went wi' oregano instead! I were thankin' me lucky stars fr'm th' first bite an' explosion o' flavor tha' basil were th' winner!.


  1. Tom Hardy's 'Splinter Cell' movie gains Basil Iwanyk as director

    Longtime producer Basil Iwanyk will make his directorial debut helming the upcoming adaptation of "Splinter Cell."
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Basil Thai Bistro brings authentic northern Thai to Midland diners

    Drawing on Thai chilies, sweet basil, lemongrass and cilantro, Basil Thai Bistro serves the dishes Hugh Miller and his family enjoy in their own kitchens.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Bay City Times

  3. RECIPES: Lemon, Basil and Blueberry Ricotta Pancake Skewers

    Lemon, Basil and Blueberry Ricotta Pancake Skewers 2c Pancake Batter Zest of 1 lemon 4 Basil leaves 1 pint of blueberries 1/2 c of ricotta Directions: 1. Make pancake batter as directed and add zest of lemon and chopped basil.…
    on June 7, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

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  1. "I hope the Sunnis of Iraq will be there waiting for you, paving the road with roses and basil leaves, opening their hearts and their homes to you," Sadr said in a statement.
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Muqtada al-Sadr Source:

  2. "People like rascals, they like rogues," Fraser told the British Broadcasting Corp. in 2006. "I was always on the side of the villain when I was a child and went to the movies. I wanted Basil Rathbone to kill Errol Flynn."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: George MacDonald Fraser Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "My colleague, the superb and very dishy Kathleen Parker, recently wrote in National Review Online a column stating what John Cleese as Basil Fawlty would call 'the bleeding obvious,': namely, that Sarah Palin is an embarrassment, and a dangerous...
    on Oct 10, 2008 By: Christopher Buckley Source:

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