[ UK /bˈæzə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈbæzəɫ/ ]
  1. (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)
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How To Use Basil In A Sentence

  • Often considered to be one of the most spectacular lizard species, sometimes called the "Jesus lizard", the green basilisk is a striking addition to any reptile collection.
  • Dry spices are fine too, including garlic, paprika, basil, rosemary and oregano.
  • They also investigate the origins of various heraldic monsters, such as the basilisk (based on the hooded cobra).
  • Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over, along with the fresh basil and rocket. The Sun
  • Other predictable starters included focaccia topped with portobello mushrooms with pancetta and garlic as well as bruschetta with poached plum tomato, ricotta and basil pesto.
  • And to relieve insomnia, try putting a drop of basil, chamomile, clary sage or lavender onto your pillow at night.
  • The ending of secure tenancies could have a bigger impact on the demography of London than the creation of the new towns," she says, recalling the creation of places such as Basildon, Crawley and Harlow that were filled with people flowing out of the capital. Angry and insecure – the renting Britons with no hope of buying a home
  • Growing my own fresh herbs saves me easily $35-50 per year… I grow my own oregano, basil, lemon balm, lemon thyme, chives, sage, and cilantro.
  • There are great views of the Camel estuary from the terrace, where you can eat beautifully simple dishes like lobster risotto with basil and orange. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fresh basil may well be the signature herb of summer, perfuming our gardens and flavoring our foods with its delightful clovelike essence.
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