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There are 20 total results for your Basil search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 bajiru / バジル
(See バジリコ) basil

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 so / そほう
Perilla frutescens (Chinese basil or wild red basil); place name; to revive; used as phonetic in transliteration
(1) condensed milk; (n,n-suf,n-pref) (2) (abbreviation) Soviet Union; (personal name) Sohou
Refreshing thyme; revive, cheer; Suzhou; translit. su, so, sa, s. Most frequently it translit. the Sanskait su, which means good, well excellent, very. Cf. 須, 修; to be reborn


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 mebouki;mebouki / meboki;meboki / めぼうき;メボウキ (kana only) sweet basil



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luó lè / luo2 le4
lo le
sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum)



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jiǔ céng tǎ / jiu3 ceng2 ta3
chiu ts`eng t`a / chiu tseng ta


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 kamimebouki;kamimebouki / kamimeboki;kamimeboki / かみめぼうき;カミメボウキ (kana only) (See トゥルシー,ホーリーバジル) holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi



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zǐ sū shǔ / zi3 su1 shu3
tzu su shu
genus Perilla (includes basil and mints)



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ā lí shù / a1 li2 shu4
a li shu
 ariju / ありじゅ
(1) Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum) (san: arjaka); common basil; (2) {Buddh} tree whose branches are said to split into seven pieces upon falling
(or 阿棃樹) arjaka, ? Ocymum pilosum, a tree with white scented flowers, said to fall in seven parts, like an epidendrum, styled also 頞杜迦曼折利 (? 頞杜社迦曼折利).


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 dobajiru / ドバジル (surname) De Basil


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 bajiriko / バジリコ basil (ita: basilico)


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 beijiru / bejiru / ベイジル (personal name) Basil


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 beeshiru / ベーシル (personal name) Basil


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 mebouki / meboki / メボウキ (kana only) sweet basil


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 totorushii / totorushi / トゥルシー (See 神目箒,ホーリーバジル) holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi


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 kamimebouki / kamimeboki / カミメボウキ (kana only) holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi


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 washiriijiin / washirijin / ワシリーじいん (place-name) Vasily Blazhenny Cathedral (Moscow); St. Basil Cathedral


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 hooriibajiru / hooribajiru / ホーリーバジル holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi


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 bajiruburasshu / バジルブラッシュ (personal name) Basil Brush


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 hoorii bajiru / hoori bajiru / ホーリー・バジル holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi


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 hooriibajiru;hoorii bajiru / hooribajiru;hoori bajiru / ホーリーバジル;ホーリー・バジル (See 神目箒) holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum); tulasi; thulasi; tulsi

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 20 results for "Basil" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

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