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Clinopodium vulgare


an aromatic herb having heads of small pink or whitish flowers; widely distributed in United States, Europe and Asia


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Clinopodium vulgare*
(* Clinopodium vulgare may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Satureja vulgaris [species] | cushion calamint | wild basil | C. vulgare [abbreviation, species] | S. vulgaris [abbreviation, species]

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Oxford Dictionary:

basil | wild basil | Clinopodium vulgare [species, sense-specific] | Labiatae [family, member, sense-specific]

an aromatic plant of the mint family, native to tropical Asia. The leaves ... | a European plant which grows in hedges and scrub... (23 of 113 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

wild basil | basil

a European plant, "Satureja vulgaris" (or "Clinopodium vulgare"), with dense clusters of small pink or whitish flowers: family "Lamiaceae" Same as ... (21 of 246 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)



Wild basil

a common name for several plants in the mint family: the genus Clinopodium, in particular: Clinopodium vulgare ; Clinopodium ascendens ; Clinopodium gracile ; Calamintha arkansana ; Ocimum gratissimum, e.g. in Hawai'i ; Perilla frutescens ;... (36 of 116 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Wild basil


savory | savories [plural] | savoury [British, sense-specific] | delicious [synonym, sense-specific] | Satureja [genus, sense-specific]

Tasty, attractive to the palate. | Salty or non-sweet. | Not overly sweet. | [figurative] Morally or ethically acceptable. | A savory snack | Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus Satureja, grown as culinary flavourings | The leaves of these... (36 of 60 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

spice and herb [food] | spice | herb

parts of various plants cultivated for their aromatic, pungent, or otherwise desirable substances. Spices and herbs consist of rhizomes, bulbs, barks, ... (21 of 862 words, 13 images)


American Heritage Dictionary:

herb | herby [adjective, related]

A plant whose stem does not produce woody, persistent tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. | Any of various often ... (25 of 254 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

herbaceous plant | woody plant | herbaceous plants

plant whose stem is soft and green and shows little growth of wood. The term is used to distinguish such plants from woody plants. Herbaceous plants, ... (26 of 103 words, pronunciation)



herb [often attributive] | herblike [adjective, related] | herby [adjective, related]

a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season | a plant ... (25 of 102 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:


any seed plant whose stem withers away to the ground after each season's ... | any plant used as a medicine, seasoning, or flavoring: mint, thyme, ... (25 of 72 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

herb | Herb | give it the herbs [sense-specific] | the herb [sense-specific] | herbage [archaic, sense-specific]

a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody. | such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like. ... (25 of 69 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to give flavour to particular dishes, or which are used in making medicine (23 of 48 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

herb [countable] | herbs [plural]

a plant used for adding flavour to food or as a medicine (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

herb | herbs [plural]

a low-growing aromatic plant used fresh or dried for seasoning, for its medicinal properties, or in perfumes. Sage and rosemary are herbs. | a ... (23 of 78 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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