basil mint

noun
perennial herb of the eastern United States having inconspicuous greenish flowers and narrow leaves that are very aromatic when bruised
Hypernyms: ↑mountain mint

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noun
Etymology: basil (I)
: a mountain mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) of eastern No. America with narrow leaves and inconspicuous greenish white flowers

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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