A genus of labiate herbs, of which one species (Perilla ocimoides, or Perilla Nankinensis) is often cultivated for its purple or variegated foliage.
small genus of Asiatic herbs
A Japanese herb that has a dark, russet-purple dentate leaf. It has a complex sweetness, and is wonderful in meat sauces and to make vinegar with. (this definition courtesy of Joanna Sheldon)