Definition of tulsi in English:

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tulsi

Pronunciation: /ˈto͝olsē/

noun

Another term for holy basil.
Example sentences
  • She had few rules for us but one was to stay away from the tulsi, which we could never seem to do.
  • I follow her down the staircase into the garden for the tulsi, incessantly ringing the bell in my hand.
  • Since Hindus believe that death cannot harm the immortal soul, a dying person is administered a tulsi leaf and water.

Origin

From Hindi tūlsī.

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