Hyssop meaning

hĭsəp
An unidentified plant mentioned in the Bible as the source of twigs used for sprinkling in certain Hebraic purification rites.
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(bible) A plant whose twigs were used for sprinkling in certain ancient Jewish rites.
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Any of several similar or related plants, such as some species in the genus Agastache.
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Any of several American plants of various families.
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A woody Eurasian plant (Hyssopus officinalis) in the mint family, having spikes of small blue or violet flowers and aromatic leaves used in perfumery, as a condiment, and formerly in medicine.
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Any of several similar or related plants, such as some species in the genus Agastache.
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An unidentified plant mentioned in the Bible as the source of twigs used for sprinkling in certain Hebraic purification rites.
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Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally.
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Any of several similar plants.
  • Agastache foeniculum, blue giant hyssop.
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A woody Eurasian plant (Hyssopus officinalis) in the mint family, having spikes of small blue or violet flowers and aromatic leaves used in perfumery, as a condiment, and formerly in medicine.
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Origin of hyssop

  • Middle English ysope from Old English ȳsōpe from Latin hȳsōpum, hyssōpus from Greek hussōpos probably of Semitic origin Aramaic ’ezobā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary