adjective see herb

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  • herblike — adjective Resembling a herb or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • herblike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling an herb …   Useful english dictionary

  • herb — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English herbe, from Anglo French, from Latin herba Date: 14th century 1. a seed producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • herb — herbless, adj. herblike, adj. /errb/ or, esp. Brit., /herrb/, n. 1. a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody. 2. such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like. 3. Often, the herb. Slang.… …   Universalium

  • herbaceous — herbaceously, adv. /herr bay sheuhs, err /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike. 2. (of plants or plant parts) a. not woody. b. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf. [1640 50; < L herbaceus… …   Universalium

  • vegetable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Any plant Nouns 1. vegetable kingdom, vegetation, vegetable life; plants, flora, verdure; growth, biome; weed. 2. vegetable, fungus, legume, fruit, nut, seed (see food). 3. tree; acacia, alder, almond,… …   English dictionary for students

  • herb — n. 1 any non woody seed bearing plant which dies down to the ground after flowering. 2 any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavouring, food, medicine, scent, etc. Phrases and idioms: herb bennet a common yellow flowered plant, Geum… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lapland cornel — noun Usage: usually capitalized L : a low herblike cornel (Cornus suecica) found in northern regions of Eurasia and No. America and having dark violet flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • stat|i|ce — «STAT uh see», noun. 1. any one of a group of small herblike plants related to the leadwort, with rosettes of narrow evergreen leaves on the ground and globular heads of pink, purplish, or white flowers; thrift. 2. any one of a group of related… …   Useful english dictionary

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