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Definitions of herb

  1. a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Grass; herbage. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A plant with a soft and juicy stem that, after flowering, withers away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A plant the stem of which dies every year, as distinguished from a tree or shrub which has a permanent stem. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Herbaceous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Plant of which the stalk perishes yearly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A plant that dies completely, or down to the ground, after flowering; herbage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A plant with a soft or succulent stem that dies to the roots every year. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A plant or vegetable with a soft stalk or stem, opposed to one with a woody stem; a plant whose stem dies annually. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Any seed plant which has not a woody stem. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12. HERBLESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for herb

  1. But Herb and his friends, as well as some other boys of the river town, were on hand to see the start. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  2. Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed." – Three Prize Essays on American Slavery by R. B. Thurston A.C. Baldwin Timothy Williston
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