Basil

Bas"il

(bz"l), n. [Corrupt. from E. basan, F. basane, LL. basanium, bazana, fr. Ar. bithna, prop., lining.] The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
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Bas"i*lar

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Bas"i*la*ry

(), } a. [F. basilaire, fr. L. basis. See Base, n.] 1. Relating to, or situated at, the base.
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2. Lower; inferior; applied to impulses or springs of action. [R.] "Basilar instincts." H. W. Beecher.
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