Synonyms for basil

1. basil (n.)

any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum


2. basil (n.)

leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried


3. Basil (n.)

(Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)