holy basil

noun

Definition of holy basil

: a basil (Ocimum sanctum) found in the tropics of the Old World that is extensively naturalized in tropical America and that in India is held sacred to Vishnu

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“Holy basil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20basil. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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