albahaca

noun

al·​ba·​ha·​ca
ˌal-bə-ˈhä-kə,
-ˈha-
plural -s
: any of several aromatic plants of the family Labiatae especially of the genus Ocimum

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/albahaca. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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