Definitions for herbɜrb; esp. Brit. hɜrb
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
herbɜrb; esp. Brit. hɜrb(n.)
a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody and persistent.
such a plant valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, or scent.
Often, the herb.Slang.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Pharmacology, Status (usage)
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Origin of herb:
1250–1300; ME herbe < OF erbe, herbe < L herba
herb, herbaceous plant(noun)
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
herb(noun)ɜrb; esp. Brit. hɜrb
a plant used to flavor food
herbs and spices
Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
A short form of the male given name Herbert.
Origin: Ultimately from herba.
a plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering
In general use, herbs are any plants used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs as referring to the leafy green parts of a plant, from a "spice", a product from another part of the plant, including seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits. In American botanical English the term "herb" is also used as an abbreviation of "herbaceous plant". This usage is rarely found in British English. Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases spiritual usage. General usage of the term "herb" differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In medicinal or spiritual use any of the parts of the plant might be considered "herbs", including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, resin, root bark, inner bark, berries and sometimes the pericarp or other portions of the plant. The word "herb" is pronounced by many U.S. speakers, or by other U.S. speakers and all other English speakers.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'herb' in Nouns Frequency: #2634
Translations for herb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a usually small plant used to flavour food or to make medicines
herbs and spices.
- kruid, bossieAfrikaans
- ervaPortuguese (BR)
- bylina, bylinkaCzech
- das KrautGerman
- krydderurt; lægeurtDanish
- herbe (aromatique, médicinale)French
- zeljasta biljka; ljekovite trave; zaciniCroatian
- (gyógy)fű, (gyógy)növényHungarian
- tumbuh-tumbuhan untuk bumbu dan jamuIndonesian
- 허브, 양념용 식물Korean
- žolelė, vaistažolėLithuanian
- (ārstniecības) augsLatvian
- كوچنى بوټى چه نرمه ساقه لري داسى بوټى چه په دواو كى استعمالږىPashto
- plantă (aromată, medicinală)Romanian
- кухонные, лекарственные травыRussian
- lekovita travaSerbian
- şifalı otTurkish
- (煮菜調味用的)香草，藥草Chinese (Trad.)
- جڑی بوٹیUrdu
- thảo dượcVietnamese
- 香草，药草Chinese (Simp.)
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