Definitions for "Basil"
Keywords:  pesto, clove, ocimum, tomato, herb
The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil (Ocymum basilicum), and the bush basil, or lesser basil (Ocymum minimum), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint (Pycnanthemum).
Well-known from cuisine, basil is also used as a strong, spicy middle note in perfume making.
Basil, a member of the mint family, has a flavor which is a cross between licorice and cloves. Widely used in Mediterranean cooking, it is gaining ground in American cuisine, too. Although it is a summer herb, it can be grown during the winter if placed on a sunny window-ledge.
Soothes and tones the skin. The Greek physician Dioscorides prescribed basil for headache. Pliny thought it was an aphrodisiac; his contemporaries fed it to horses during the breeding season. In modern aromatherapy, basil is used to cheer the heart and mind. The sweet, energizing aroma seems to help relieve sorrow and melancholy.
royal ("basilicum"); ALSO basal ("basilaris")
Basil is of Greek origin (Βασίλειος), meaning royal or kingly, from the Greek word βασιλεύς (basileius) or king.
The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
Bark tanned pickled sheepskins.
Keywords:  magnolia
Frankincense Myrrh Spearmint
(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
Invigorates body and spirit: helps refresh the mind allowing concentration, especially when tired. A good nerve tonic after a stressful day. Caution: can irritate sensitive skin, avoid during pregnancy.
A Novell Netware fileserver run by the Office Financial Services and providing access to finance related tools and data.
Keywords:  grind, angle, edge, slope, plane
The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground.
To grind or form the edge of to an angle.
Keywords:  sesame, canadian, park, children, bear
Basil the Bear was the main character on the Canadian children's show Sesame Park in the 1990s.
The Basil project's mission is to build a parsing and modeling environment where one is able to work with, code in, integrate, and design a wide variety of computer languages.