Definition of shiso in English:

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shiso

Pronunciation: /ˈSHēsō/

noun

An Asian plant of the mint family used as a culinary herb.
Example sentences
  • Related to mint, shiso blends its delicate minty subtleties with citrus and licorice; the flavor of the purple leaves is more fruity and less minty than the green.
  • In a bowl, add the Asian pear, shiso leaves, and lemon juice.
  • It was enhanced by the distinctive and refreshing flavour of chopped shiso, a fantastic Japanese herb that tastes strongly of cumin, with a hint of pepper and lemon.

Origin

Japanese.

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Syllabification: shi·so

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