bush basil


Definition of bush basil

: a sweet basil of a cultivar with small leaves

First Known Use of bush basil

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Bush basil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bush%20basil. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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