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Definition 1: leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for basil in the sense of this definition

(basil is a kind of ...) aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

(... is part of 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

Definition 2: (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) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for basil in the sense of this definition

(basil is an instance of ...) (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

(basil is an instance of ...) (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching

"the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages"

(basil is an instance of ...) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

(basil is an instance of ...) someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology

(basil belongs to category ...) the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy

Definition 3: any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum - [noun denoting plant]

(basil is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a member of basil) basil

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