al·​ba·​ha·​ca | \ ˌal-bə-ˈhä-kə, -ˈha- \
plural -s

Definition of albahaca

: any of several aromatic plants of the family Labiatae especially of the genus Ocimum

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First Known Use of albahaca

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for albahaca

Spanish, from Arabic al-ḥabaqah the basil

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“Albahaca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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