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perilla

[puh-ril-uh] /pəˈrɪl ə/
noun
1.
any of several aromatic Asian plants belonging to the genus Perilla, of the mint family, especially P. frutescens, which has become naturalized in the eastern U.S. and from which perilla oil is obtained.
Origin of perilla
< New Latin (Linnaeus), of uncertain origin
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  • Just after her uncle left she was called to the room of perilla's youngest child who had awakened with a sore throat and fever.

    Roads from Rome Anne C. E. Allinson
  • perilla had come back in the summer and gone with her to Sulmo.

    Roads from Rome Anne C. E. Allinson
  • The lumbang and perilla oils were imported and arrived subsequent to the starting of the tests.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner
  • Most of the Mexicans were natives of perilla, and one and all swore that they were as innocent of evil intent as unborn children.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • Buck and Jessup were there ahead of time, but it was more than an hour later when the posse left perilla.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
  • The perilla oil was made from one of the first importations into this country, and was dark in appearance.

    Paint Technology and Tests Henry A. Gardner

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