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1. An annual ornamental Asian plant (Perilla frutescens) in the mint family, having large green or purple-red leaves, small white flowers, and oil-yielding seeds. Also called beefsteak plant.
2. The aromatic leaves of this plant, used as a condiment and flavoring in East Asian cuisine. In both senses also called shiso.

[New Latin, genus name, of unknown origin.]


(Plants) any member of the Perilla genus of annual herbs native to East Asia and belonging to the mint family


(pəˈrɪl ə)

n., pl. -las.
any of several aromatic Asian plants belonging to the genus Perilla, of the mint family, esp. P. frutescens, from which perilla oil is obtained.
[1785–95; < New Latin (Linnaeus)]
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Noun1.Perilla - small genus of Asiatic herbs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
beefsteak plant, Perilla frutescens crispa - plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
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Perilla frutescens (perilla) is an aromatic perennial plant cultivated and consumed in northern India, China, Japan, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh and Korea.
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Perilla frutescens is a plant from the Lamiaceae genus, which also includes basil, sage, mint, and rosemary.
Experimenting on Perilla frutescens cell cultures, they reported that growth rates increased with increase in initial sucrose concentration (15, 30, 45 and 60g/L) in the medium for both cultures with initial inocula of 15 and 50 g-wet cells/L.
The topical composition contains at least one plant ingredient or plant extract from Rosmarinus officinalis, wherein at least one plant ingredient or plant extract is a member of the group consisting of a plant extract, an ursolic acid, a carnosic acid, a rosmarinic acid, and an oleanolic acid; a plant extract or a diarylheptanoid from alpinia; at least one DNA repair enzyme; at least one pharmaceutically or cosmetically acceptable vehicle; and Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, evening primrose seed extract, L-ergothioneine, hydrolyzed soy protein, yeast extract, Lentinus enodes extract, Nymphaea alba flower extract and Perilla frutescens leaf extract.
You should also be aware of foliage for your arrangements and Perilla frutescens, Plantago major 'Rubrifolia' and Bupleurum griffithii 'Green Gold' are excellent annuals to grow for their foliage.