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Origin of basil
Examples from the Web for basil
In the sixth episode of the BBC comedy series, Basil Fawlty is desperately trying to serve dinner to a party of German guests.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And like David Paterson, another indulged child of another New York political powerhouse, Basil Paterson.
The complaint is someone was rude to me, my salad was incomplete, they left the basil off my TBM.If Cosi Wants to Make a Profit, It Needs to Increase Wages|Daniel Gross|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is, in Harlem, a “gang of four”: Percy Sutton, Basil Paterson, Charlie Rangel, and Dinkins.
In addition to Central Park, they have new raised bed gardens on the rooftop with basil, sage, thyme, tomatoes, and squash.
"I cannot expel the passion that rankles in my blood," Basil interposed darkly.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
Basil Williamson found her deep in thought when he came to tell her of the progress of the wounded.
Basil shook his fist at the avenue of elms—his favorite playground.
Basil never forgot it; the rooms were not crowded, the pictures beautiful, and Lady Amelie in one of her most graceful moods.The Coquette's Victim|Charlotte M. Braeme
Yet again he found her seated at a table between Dunvegan and Basil Dreaulond where she thought to be secure.The Law of the North (Originally published as Empery)|Samuel Alexander White
Word Origin for basil
aromatic shrubby plant, early 15c., from Old French basile (15c., Modern French basilic), from Medieval Latin basilicum, from Greek basilikon (phyton) "royal (plant)," from basileus "king" (see Basil). So called, probably, because it was believed to have been used in making royal perfumes. In Latin, confused with basiliscus (see basilisk) because it was supposed to be an antidote to the basilisk's venom.
masc. proper name, from Latin Basilius, from Greek Basileios "kingly, royal," from basileus "king," of unknown origin, possibly from a language of Asia Minor (cf. Lydian battos "king").