Definition of Hyssop

1. Noun. A European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil.

Exact synonyms: Hyssopus Officinalis
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Hyssopus, Hyssopus



2. Noun. Bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes.
Generic synonyms: Herb
Group relationships: Hyssopus Officinalis

Definition of Hyssop

1. n. A plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste.

Definition of Hyssop

1. Noun. Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus ''Hyssopus'', native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally ¹

2. Noun. Any of several similar plants ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete US) The sage brush ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyssop

1. a medicinal herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hyssop

1. A plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste. The hyssop of Scripture is supposed to be a species of caper (Capparis spinosa), but probably the name was used for several different plants. Origin: OE. Hysope, ysope, OF. Ysope, F. Hysope, hyssope, L. Hysopum, hyssopum, hyssopus, Gr, an aromatic plant, fr. Heb. Esov. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyssop

hypural joint
hypurgia
hypusine
hypæthral
hypæthric
hyraces
hyracoid
hyracoidea
hyracoids
hyrax
hyraxes
hyrse
hyrst
hyson
hysons
hyssop (current term)
hyssop loosestrife
hyssop oil
hyssops
hysteralgia
hysteranthous
hysteratresia
hysterectomies
hysterectomized
hysterectomy
hystereses
hysteresis
hysteresis loop
hysteresis motor
hysteretic

Literary usage of Hyssop

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Its existence in Egypt is proved by Ex., xii, 22, wherein Moses is represented as bidding the elders of Israel to take a bunch of hyssop and to sprinkle ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Wr. Probably Centaurea nigra, L. hyssop. ... See Hedge hyssop. hyssop, Stitch. Genista anglica, L.—Hants. ..."

3. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"4, 49, and 52i) These, and other passages of Scripture, do net refer to the plant which now bears the name of hyssop. A modern authority is of opinion that ..."

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