Definition of bush basil in English:

bush basil


  • A low-growing compact variety of basil.

    Ocimum minimum, family Labiatae

    • ‘Holy basil and bush basil are related plants.’
    • ‘Even though the leaves are very small the bush basils dry well and keep their green colour.’
    • ‘This is probably the best of the bush basils, a tidy, compact plant absolutely covered with small fragrant leaves.’
    • ‘One of the spicy bush basils is doing just nuts, the other has stopped growing, and I'm not at all sure why.’
    • ‘This is a refined bush basil from Italy where it is known for its fine green leaf and is formed like a ball.’