Perilla Definition

pə-rĭlə
noun
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.
American Heritage
The aromatic leaves of this plant, used as a condiment and flavoring in East Asian cuisine.
American Heritage

The plant shiso.

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genus Perilla
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Wiktionary
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the tribe Elsholtzieae "” the shiso herb.

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Other Word Forms of Perilla

Noun

Singular:
perilla
Plural:
perillas

Origin of Perilla

  • New Latin genus name of unknown origin

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

  • From New Latin

    From Wiktionary

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