common basil


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Noun1.common basil - annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leavescommon basil - annual or perennial of tropical Asia having spikes of small white flowers and aromatic leaves; one of the most important culinary herbs; used in salads, casseroles, sauces and some liqueurs
sweet basil, basil - leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried
basil - any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
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The two main varieties of basil traded are sweet or common basil and bush basil.