กะเพรา

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Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic กะเพรา
k a e b r ā
Phonemic กะ-เพฺรา
k a – e b ̥ r ā
Paiboon gà-prao
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kä(ʔ)˨˩.pʰräw˧/

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Lao ກະເພົາ ‎(ka phao).

Noun[edit]

กะเพรา ‎(gà-prao)

  1. (botany) holy basil, the plant Ocimum tenuiflorum L. of the family Labiatae.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from ผัดกะเพรา.

Noun[edit]

กะเพรา ‎(gà-prao)

  1. (colloquial) a dish of meat stir-fried with holy basil leaves.

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened from ข้าวผัดกะเพรา ‎(kâao-pàt-gà-prao).

Noun[edit]

กะเพรา ‎(gà-prao)

  1. (colloquial) a dish of meat stir-fried with holy basil leaves and served with steamed rice.