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Definitions of basil:
  • noun:   leaves or the common basil; used fresh or dried
  • noun:   (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
  • noun:   any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • name:  A male given name (rare: 1 in 10000 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #668)
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13855)

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