One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of basil which is cultivated by Hindus as a sacred plant.
- ‘The organization distributes 20,000 tulsi plants free of cost every year.’
- ‘She had few rules for us but one was to stay away from the tulsi, which we could never seem to do.’
- ‘A sprig of tulsi plant, a piece of gold, or a few drops of Ganges River water are placed in the mouth to delay messengers of Yama, god of death.’
- ‘They would just grind a tulsi leaf or some other herb collected from the garden.’
- ‘Walking through his fields the fragrance of wild tulsi crushed underfoot, I asked about the crops and the rains.’
- ‘According to her, tulsi could cure anything.’
- ‘Stephanos remembers the tulsi seen outside temples whenever he sees the basil in Cyprus.’
- ‘Since Hindus believe that death cannot harm the immortal soul, a dying person is administered a tulsi leaf and water.’
- ‘A handful of tulsi leaves can also be added when boiling the water.’
- ‘In the middle of the angan a cheerful green tulsi grew and all around it danced the images of white flowers and birds painted by the women of the house.’
- ‘I follow her down the staircase into the garden for the tulsi, incessantly ringing the bell in my hand.’
From Hindi tūlsī.
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