Noun Definition


1.Definition: (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)

Related Noun(s):basil of caesarea, basil the great, st. basil, st. basil the great

Category: People

2.Definition: any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum

Category: Plants

3.Definition: leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried

Related Noun(s):sweet basil

Category: Food