- An annual ornamental Asian plant (Perilla frutescens) in the mint family, having large green or purple-red leaves, small white flowers, and oil-yielding seeds. Also called beefsteak plant .
- The aromatic leaves of this plant, used as a condiment and flavoring in East Asian cuisine. Also called In both senses also called shiso .
Origin of perillaNew Latin genus name of unknown origin
- The plant shiso
From New Latin