Herb bennet
Herb Herb ([~e]rb or h[~e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh` food, pasture, fe`rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering. [1913 Webster]

Note: Annual herbs live but one season; biennial herbs flower the second season, and then die; perennial herbs produce new stems year after year. [1913 Webster]

2. Grass; herbage. [1913 Webster]

And flocks Grazing the tender herb. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Herb bennet}. (Bot.) See {Bennet}.

{Herb Christopher} (Bot.), an herb ({Act[ae]a spicata}), whose root is used in nervous diseases; the baneberry. The name is occasionally given to other plants, as the royal fern, the wood betony, etc.

{Herb Gerard} (Bot.), the goutweed; -- so called in honor of St. Gerard, who used to be invoked against the gout. --Dr. Prior.

{Herb grace}, or {Herb of grace}. (Bot.) See {Rue}.

{Herb Margaret} (Bot.), the daisy. See {Marguerite}.

{Herb Paris} (Bot.), an Old World plant related to the trillium ({Paris quadrifolia}), commonly reputed poisonous.

{Herb Robert} (Bot.), a species of {Geranium} ({Geranium Robertianum}.) [1913 Webster]


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  • herb bennet — noun hairy Eurasian plant with small yellow flowers and an astringent root formerly used medicinally • Syn: ↑cloveroot, ↑clover root, ↑wood avens, ↑Geum urbanum • Hypernyms: ↑avens * * * ˈbenə̇t noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • herb bennet — /hɜb ˈbɛnət/ (say herb benuht) noun 1. a perennial herb, Geum urbanum, family Rosaceae, of Europe and western Asia, having yellow flowers and an aromatic, tonic astringent root; geum. 2. any other geum. Also, bennet. {Middle English herbe beneit …   Australian English dictionary

  • herb bennet — noun another term for wood avens. Origin ME: from OFr. herbe beneite, from med. L. herba benedicta blessed herb (appar. first applied to a plant thought to ward off the Devil) …   English new terms dictionary

  • herb bennet — a European plant, Geum urbanum, of the rose family, having yellow flowers and an aromatic, astringent root. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • herb bennet — noun The common avens (Geum urbanum) …   Wiktionary

  • Herb — ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb Christopher — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb Gerard — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Herb grace — Herb Herb ([ e]rb or h[ e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh food, pasture, fe rbein to feed.] 1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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