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.
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").