Definition of tulsi in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʊlsiː/


[mass noun]
A kind of basil which is cultivated by Hindus as a sacred plant.
  • Ocimum sanctum, family Labiatae
Example sentences
  • The organization distributes 20,000 tulsi plants free of cost every year.
  • According to her, tulsi could cure anything.
  • A sprig of tulsi plant, a piece of gold, or a few drops of Ganges River water are placed in the mouth to delay messengers of Yama, god of death.


From Hindi tūlsī.

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