See basil (def. 1)
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How to use sweet basil in a sentence
We would go to the Tin Palace, the Village Vanguard, the Village Gate, and sweet basil.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days | The Daily Beast | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
sweet basil, which has been around since 1977, serves amazingly fresh lunch and dinners, and has all-day bar hours.
There were many others used in olden days that are not common now, such as sweet basil and pot marigold.Foods and Household Management | Helen Kinne
In American gardens sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is frequently called lavender.
Take two large bunches of sweet marjoram; the same of sweet basil; and one bunch of parsley.Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book | Eliza Leslie
In so doing she upset one of the pots of sweet basil, which fell into the street and was broken to pieces.
You might as well give your father a pot of sweet-basil such as the cobblers have in their stalls.The Flower Girl of The Chteau d'Eau, v.1 (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XV) | Charles Paul de Kock