Definition of perilla in English:

perilla

Syllabification: pe·ril·la
Pronunciation: /pəˈrilə
 
/

noun

  • An Asian plant of the mint family with medicinal and culinary uses. It is regarded as an invasive weed in some areas.
    • Perilla frutescens, family Labatiae
    More example sentences
    • A black and green garden collection of 96 plants costs £120 and includes dark dahlias, cosmos, perilla and scabiosa and green euphorbias, gladiolus and zinnia.
    • Few plants have made such a splash so quickly as Magilla perilla.
    • Two examples of herbs in this category include Pinellia and perilla.

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