Just as relevant, he was also the son of the important Harlem political figure, basil Paterson.
ELLIOT: Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, olive oil, sea salt—enough said.
The complaint is someone was rude to me, my salad was incomplete, they left the basil off my TBM.
And like David Paterson, another indulged child of another New York political powerhouse, basil Paterson.
Beyond the basil, which is sold in Whole Foods, we have kale and chard and bok choy and bell peppers.
The magistrates, the officers of the Senator's court, are her creatures,—basil no less than the rest.
Fischer, basil Jones and my son have been killed in the War.
Taking off the corner of the basil when grinding, often answers the purpose.
Up goes the right of basil the son of Richard, and behold while all cry “a parry!”
I also was accorded an unsatisfactory interview with basil Wilberforce.
aromatic shrubby plant, early 15c., from Old French basile (15c., Modern French basilic), from Medieval Latin basilicum, from Greek basilikon (phyton) "royal (plant)," from basileus "king" (see Basil). So called, probably, because it was believed to have been used in making royal perfumes. In Latin, confused with basiliscus (see basilisk) because it was supposed to be an antidote to the basilisk's venom.
masc. proper name, from Latin Basilius, from Greek Basileios "kingly, royal," from basileus "king," of unknown origin, possibly from a language of Asia Minor (cf. Lydian battos "king").