hyssop hyssop  /ˈhɪ səp/


  1. (n) 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
  2. (n) bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes


  1. For salads, shopping lists may include some attractive exotic entries: lovage, hyssop, yarrow, vetch, pansies, nasturtiums, fava bean blossoms and shepherd's purse.
  2. In Manhattan, President Tribuno personally blends each batch of 30 to 40 exotic herbsblessed thistle, angelica, hyssop, elder flowers.


  • On Gardening: Blue Fortune anise hyssop simply stunning in the garden

    Blue Fortune Agastache, or anise hyssop, is causing quite a stir in our garden. We have dozens — some partnered with TigerEye Gold rudbeckia, others with the scarlet milkweed — but believe me when I say 3- to 4-foot-tall incredible spikes of blue bottle brush-like flowers are indeed stealing the show.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

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