- 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. In both senses also called shiso.
Origin of perillaNew Latin, genus name, of unknown origin.
- The plant shiso
From New Latin