Definition of perilla in English:

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Pronunciation: /pəˈrilə/

Entry from US English dictionary


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.
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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Syllabification: pe·ril·la

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