noun Hys·so·pus \ˈhisəpəs, hə̇ˈsōp-\

Definition of Hyssopus

  1. :  a Eurasian genus of perennial herbs or subshrubs (family Labiatae) having floral whorls in bracted spikes — see hyssop 1

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Origin and Etymology of hyssopus

New Latin, from Latin, hyssop

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a brief usually trivial fact

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