Definition of Ocimum

1. Noun. Basil.

Exact synonyms: Genus Ocimum
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Basil



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocimum

Ochna serrulata
Ochnaceae
Ochoa
Ochoa's law
Ochotona
Ochotona collaris
Ochotona princeps
Ochotonidae
Ochroma
Ochroma lagopus
Ochs
Ochsner
Ochsner's method
Ochsner clamp
Ocicat
Ocimum (current term)
Ocimum basilicum
Ockham
Ockham's Razor
Ockhamist
Ockhamistic
Ockhamists
Oct
Oct.
Octans
Octapla
Octavia
Octavian
Octavius
October

Literary usage of Ocimum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"Taken in drink or applied topically, it is an excellent remedy for the stings of serpents. CHAP. 48. Ocimum ; THIRTY-FIVE REMEDIES. ..."

2. Select extra-tropical plants readily eligible for industrial culture or by Ferdinand Jacob H. Mueller (1880)
"Ocimum Basilicum, Linne. . The Basil. Warmer parts of Asia and Africa. ... Ocimum gratissimum, Linne-. Recorded from India, the South Sea Islands, ..."

3. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"Ocimum basilicum, L. (0. Americanum, Blanco.) NOM. VULG. ... Vis.; Sweet Basil, Eng. Ocimum gratissimum, L. (0. virgatum Blanco.) NOM. VULG. ..."

4. Materia Medica; Or, Provings of the Principal Animal and Vegetable Poisons by BenoƮt Jules Mure (1854)
"Ocimum FLUMINENSE (WELLS.) PORTUG.: ALFAVACA. THIS is an herbaceous plant having an ... Root vertical, fibrous, rather ramose. We use the leaves. The ocimum ..."

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