wild basil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wild basil aromatic herb having heads of small pink or whitish flowers; widely distributed in United States, Europe and Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wild basil a plant (Calamintha clinopodium) of the Mint family.
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Usage

In literature:

Basil had been with him part of the time, and had gone wild over Tintoret.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Basil had been with him part of the time, and had gone wild over Tintoret.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Let him depict the soul as he may, except in the case of Basil Hallward, Mr. Wilde never rises above the animal soul in man.
"Oscar Wilde: Art and Morality"
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In poetry:

Young Basil wrought the fisher's nets,
And plied the heavy oar;
A lonely home he had ! but oh !
That aught, that bore the human form,
Should bear the night, and nightly storm,
In that hut, on the wild sea-shore !
"Basil" by Anne Bannerman