Catnip vs Basil - What's the difference?

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As a noun catnip

is (botany) any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus nepeta , family lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.

As an acronym basil is

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catnip

English

(wikipedia catnip) (Nepeta)

Noun

  • (botany) Any of the about 250 species of flowering plant of the genus Nepeta , family Lamiaceae, certain of which are said to have medicinal qualities.
  • (and perhaps other species), which are well-known for causing an apparently harmless pheromone-based intoxication among certain cats.
  • Some cats go bonkers over catnip ; others ignore it.

    Synonyms

    * catmint

    basil

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) basile, from .

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A plant (Ocimum basilicum ).
  • The leaves of this plant used as a herb.
  • Any other species in the genus Ocimum .
  • Synonyms
    * (plant) albahaca, , sweet basil
    Derived terms
    * Asian basil * basil thyme * holy basil * Lao basil * lemon basil * sweet basil * Thai basil * wild basil

    Etymology 2

    Variant of bezel?

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The angle to which a joiner's tool is ground away.
  • Verb

  • To grind the edge of a tool to an acute angle.
  • (Moxon)
    Synonyms
    * bevel, sharpen

    Etymology 3

    Corrupted from (etyl) basan, (etyl) basane, (lena) basanium, from (etyl), properly "lining".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
  • Synonyms
    * basan, bazil (Webster 1913)

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