Ocimum

noun Oc·i·mum \ˈäsəməm\

Definition of Ocimum

  1. :  a large genus of mints (family Labiatae) found chiefly in warm climates and having flowers with a reflexed calyx and a very short corolla tube — see basil 1, holy basil, sweet basil

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Origin and Etymology of ocimum

New Latin, from Latin, basil, from Greek ōkimon


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