Definitions for hyssopˈhɪs əp
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an aromatic mint, Hyssopus officinalis, native to Europe, having clusters of small blue flowers.
any of various related or similar plants.
an unidentified Biblical plant whose twigs were used in ceremonial sprinkling.
Origin of hyssop:
bef. 900; ME, OE ysope < LL ysōpus, for L hyssōpus < Gk hýssōpos < Semitic (cf. Heb ēzōbh)
hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis(noun)
a European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil
bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes
Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally
Any of several similar plants
The sage brush
Origin: From ὕσσωπος, of origin.
a plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste