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There are 26 total results for your Basil search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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    su1
su
 sohou / soho
    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.

塔香

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tǎ xiāng
    ta3 xiang1
t`a hsiang
    ta hsiang
(cuisine) basil-flavored (abbr. for 九層塔香|九层塔香[jiu3ceng2ta3xiang1]); cone-shaped incense stick

打拋

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dǎ pāo
    da3 pao1
ta p`ao
    ta pao
(botany) holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) (loanword from Thai "kaphrao") (used as an attributive in the names of Thai-style "phat kaphrao" dishes to indicate that the main ingredient is stir-fried with basil, as in 打拋豬|打抛猪[da3pao1zhu1], stir-fried pork with basil)

目箒

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

羅勒


罗勒

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

ぱしる

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 bajiru
    バジル
(See バジリコ) basil; (personal name) Bashir; Vasil

九層塔


九层塔

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

打拋豬

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dǎ pāo zhū
    da3 pao1 zhu1
ta p`ao chu
    ta pao chu
stir-fried pork with basil; pork phat kaphrao

神目箒

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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

紫蘇屬


紫苏属

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

阿梨樹


阿梨树

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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).

ドバジル

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 dobajiru
    ドバジル
(surname) De Basil

バジリコ

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 bajiriko
    バジリコ
basil (ita: basilico)

ベーシル

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 beeshiru
    ベーシル
(personal name) Basil

ベイジル

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 beijiru / bejiru
    ベイジル
(personal name) Basil

メボウキ

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

トゥルシー

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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

カミメボウキ

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

ワシリー寺院

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

ホーリーバジル

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

マンジェリコン

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 manjerikon
    マンジェリコン
clove basil (Ocimum gratissimum) (por: manjericão); African basil

バジルブラッシュ

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

ホーリー・バジル

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

Variations:
ガパオライス
ガパオ・ライス

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 gapaoraisu; gapao raisu
    ガパオライス; ガパオ・ライス
{food} pad krapow (basil and minced meat stir fry served with rice) (wasei: kapherā, wasei: rice)

Variations:
レモンバジル
レモン・バジル

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 remonbajiru; remon bajiru
    レモンバジル; レモン・バジル
lemon basil (Ocimum x africanum)

Variations:
ホーリーバジル
ホーリー・バジル

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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 26 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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