Definition of “basil” - English Dictionary

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“basil” in British English

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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

(Definition of “basil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“basil” in American English

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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

(Definition of “basil” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)