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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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basilbas‧il /ˈbæzəl $ ˈbeɪ-/ noun [uncountable]  basil.jpg DFHBPa strong-smelling and strong-tasting herb used in cooking
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basilStir in parsley and basil just before serving.We have also had great success with grapevine cuttings and herb sprigs, such as basil and thyme.Combine basil, garlic, rice vinegar, olive oil, water, salt and Sichuan pepper to taste.We also like to use large bunches of basil and other fresh herbs, which impart a unique flavor of their own.When smooth, add the basil and pepper to taste.Why do you put the basil on first?
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