potherb
noun Date: 1538 a usually leafy herb that is cooked for use as greens; also one (as mint) used to season food

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  • potherb — [pät′hʉrb΄, pät′ʉrb΄] n. any herb whose leaves and stems are boiled and eaten or used as a flavoring …   English World dictionary

  • potherb — /ˈpɒthɜb/ (say potherb) noun any herb prepared as food by cooking in a pot, or added as seasoning in cookery, as thyme …   Australian English dictionary

  • potherb — /pot errb , herrb /, n. any herb prepared as food by cooking in a pot, as spinach, or added as seasoning in cookery, as thyme. [1530 40; POT1 + HERB] * * * …   Universalium

  • potherb — noun Any plant whose leaves, stems or flowers may be used as a culinary herb …   Wiktionary

  • Potherb — A plant part edible after cooking. Achyranthes, Acrostichum, Adansonia, Amaranthus, Anredera, Bambusa, Basella, Batis, Bidens, Boerhaavia, Bromelia, Calathea, Calonyction, Cardiospermum, Carludovica, Cassia, Cecropia, Ceiba, Celosia, Centella,… …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • potherb — n. herb used as food or as a seasoning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • potherb — pot•herb [[t]ˈpɒtˌɜrb, ˌhɜrb[/t]] n. any herb boiled for use as a vegetable or added to food as a seasoning • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • potherb — noun any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning • Hypernyms: ↑vegetable, ↑veggie, ↑veg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jute — This article is about the vegetable fibre. For the Germanic people, see Jutes. Jute Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • cicely — /sis euh lee/, n., pl. cicelies. a plant, Myrrhis odorata, of the parsley family, having a fragrant aroma and sometimes used as a potherb. [1590 1600; < L seseli < Gk séselis, séseli hartwort, resp. through influence of proper name Cicely] * * *… …   Universalium

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