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

Word History


Spanish, from Arabic al-ḥabaqah the basil

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of albahaca was in 1836

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“Albahaca.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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