Pronunciation: (baz'ul, bas'-, bā'zul, -sul),[key] —n. any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Ocimum, of the mint family, as O. basilicum(sweet basil), having purplish-green ovate leaves used in cooking.
Pronunciation: (baz'ul, bas'-, bā'zul, -sul),[key] —n. 1. Saint.Also,Basilius.(“the Great”), a.d. 329?–379, bishop of Caesarea in Asia Minor (brother of Saint Gregory of Nyssa).
2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “royal.”