Definition of 'basil'
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Add the tomatoes and basil with salt and pepper to taste. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Squeeze the lemon juice into the sauce and stir through the chopped basil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now add the chopped basil and mix through. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stir in the chopped basil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Add chopped basil and stir. The Sun (2016)Add a dash skimmed milk, 2 chopped tomatoes and basil. The Sun (2017)Soft herbs such as basil or parsley should last for three to four days (basil is better out of the fridge). The Sun (2016)The monkfish with tomato and basil sauce was also good. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Tear up the basil leaves and scatter them into the salad. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He recommends a garnish of aubergines for red mullet slightly flavoured with vinegar and basil herbs. A Passion for Food (1989)Put the basil and parsley into a blender. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stir through the balsamic butter and chopped basil. The Sun (2015)Tear or chop the basil leaves into small pieces. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)Serve with pasta and a fresh tomato and basil sauce. The Sun (2014)Tear up the basil and mint and scatter over the top. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Season and serve with a sliced tomato and basil salad. The Sun (2014)Pour tin of chopped tomatoes into ovenproof dish and add chopped basil or parsley. The Sun (2007)Sprinkle with chopped basil or use whole leaves as decoration. A Passion for Food (1989)Serve garnished with small sprigs of basil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pick the leaves off the mint or basil and place in the bowl of a blender. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Tear the basil leaves over the salad and mix gently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sprinkle over the chopped basil if using. The Sun (2015)Splash with olive oil and tear the basil over the top. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Garnish with the fresh basil leaves. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Toast the muffin half and top with the tomato slices, basil and mozzarella. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Stir in the parsley, basil and mint. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tear the mozzarella into pieces and scatter over, along with the fresh basil and rocket. The Sun (2014)Top with the mint, basil and lemon zest to serve. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'basil'
British English: basil /ˈbæzl/ NOUN
Basil is a strong-smelling and strong-tasting herb that is used in cooking, especially with tomatoes.
- American English: basil
- Arabic: رَيْحان
- Brazilian Portuguese: manjericão
- Chinese: 罗勒属植物
- Croatian: bosiljak
- Czech: bazalka
- Danish: basilikum
- Dutch: basilicum
- European Spanish: albahaca
- Finnish: basilika
- French: basilic
- German: Basilikum
- Greek: βασιλικός
- Italian: basilico
- Japanese: バジル
- Korean: 바질
- Norwegian: basilikum
- Polish: bazylia
- European Portuguese: manjericão
- Romanian: busuioc
- Russian: базилик
- Spanish: albahaca
- Swedish: basilika
- Thai: ใบโหระพา
- Turkish: fesleğen
- Ukrainian: базилік
- Vietnamese: rau húng quế
Definition of basil from the Collins English Dictionary
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