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ˈhɪs əphys·sop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hyssop, Hyssopus officinalisnoun

    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

  2. hyssopnoun

    bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes


  1. hyssopnoun

    Any of several aromatic bushy herbs, of the genus Hyssopus, native to Southern Europe and once used medicinally

    Etymology: From ὕσσωπος, of origin.

  2. hyssopnoun

    Any of several similar plants

    Etymology: From ὕσσωπος, of origin.

  3. hyssopnoun

    The sage brush

    Etymology: From ὕσσωπος, of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hyssopnoun

    a plant (Hyssopus officinalis). The leaves have an aromatic smell, and a warm, pungent taste

    Etymology: [OE. hysope, ysope, OF. ysope, F. hysope, hyssope, L. hysopum, hyssopum, hyssopus, Gr. , , an aromatic plant, fr. Heb. sov.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hyssop

    his′up, n. an aromatic plant. [Fr.,—L. hyssopum—Gr. hyssōpos—Heb. ēzōph.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyssop in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyssop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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