hyssop

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English[edit]

Hyssopus officinalis

Etymology[edit]

Via Latin hysopum, from Ancient Greek ὕσσωπος (hússōpos), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈhɪ.səp/

Noun[edit]

hyssop (plural hyssops)

  1. Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally
  2. Any of several similar plants
    1. Agastache foeniculum, blue giant hyssop
  3. (obsolete, US) The sage brush
  4. (biblical) A plant used used for sprinkling of blood or water in purification rituals and at Passover, Origanum syriacum

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