basilic

adjective (1)
ba·​sil·​ic | \ bəˈsilik, -lēk also -ˈzi- \
variants: or less commonly basilical \ -​lə̇kəl , -​ēk-​ \

Definition of basilic

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of great importance : kingly, royal

basilic

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of basilic (Entry 2 of 3)

basilic

adjective (2)
\ " \
variants: or less commonly basilical \ " \

Definition of basilic (Entry 3 of 3)

History and Etymology for basilic

Adjective (1)

Latin basilicus, from Greek basilikos

Noun

French basilique, from Latin basilica

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“Basilic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basilic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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