any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Hyssopus, of the mint family, especially H. officinalis, native to Europe, having clusters of small blue flowers.
any of several related or similar plants, especially of the genera Agastache or Gratiola.
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How to use hyssop in a sentence
There was set there a vessel full of vinegar: so they put a sponge full of the vinegar upon hyssop, and brought it to his mouth.His Last Week | William E. Barton
If she be of full habit of body open a vein, after preparing her with syrup of betony, calamint, hyssop and feverfew.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
A decoction made of herbs, muster-wort, used as you did the decoction of hyssop, works the effect.The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher | Anonymous
Four broad paths were divided by many beds bordered by thyme, lavender, wild thyme, hyssop and other fragrant plants.A Romance of the West Indies | Eugne Sue
It must be killed on the fourteenth of the month Abib as the sun is setting, and the blood must be sprinkled with hyssop.Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for hyssop
a widely cultivated Asian plant, Hyssopus officinalis, with spikes of small blue flowers and aromatic leaves, used as a condiment and in perfumery and folk medicine: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
any of several similar or related plants such as the hedge hyssop
a Biblical plant, used for sprinkling in the ritual practices of the Hebrews
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