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basilnoun [U]

us   /ˈbæz·əl, ˈbeɪ·zəl/
an herb with a strong smell that is used to flavor foods in cooking
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basilnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbæz.əl/ us   /ˈbeɪ.zəl/
a herb with a sweet smell that is used to add flavour in cooking
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Translations of “basil”
in Korean 바질…
in Arabic نبات الرَّيْحَان…
in Malaysian selasih…
in Russian базилик…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羅勒(烹飪中用作調味的香草),九層塔…
in Italian basilico…
in Turkish fesleğen…
in Polish bazylia…
in Spanish albahaca, Albahaca…
in Vietnamese cây húng quế…
in Portuguese manjericão…
in Thai ใบโหระพา…
in Catalan alfàbrega…
in Japanese バジル(ハーブの一種)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罗勒(烹饪中用于调味的香草)…
in Indonesian basil…
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