Definitions for herbɜrb; esp. Brit. hɜrb
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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
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
Origin: [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh` food, pasture, fe`rbein to feed.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'herb' in Nouns Frequency: #2634
Translations for herb
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- herbaCatalan, Valencian
- Kraut, HeilkrautGerman
- χόρτο, μυρωδικό, βότανοGreek
- اسپرم, گیاه دارویی, گیاهPersian
- yrtti, ruohoFinnish
- herbe, herbes, plante médicinaleFrench
- luibh, lusScottish Gaelic
- gyógynövény, gyógyfűHungarian
- herbo, herboroIdo
- erba medicinale, erba, odori, erba aromaticaItalian
- 薬草, 香草, ハーブJapanese
- 향초, 약초, 藥草, 香草Korean
- ओषधी, तृणादि, हरितक, शाक, वनस्पतिMarathi
- urt, gressNorwegian
- erva, [[erva]] [[medicinal]]Portuguese
- трава, растение, травкаRussian
- tráva, тра́ваSerbo-Croatian
- zelišče, začimbaSlovene
- ört, gräsSwedish
- cỏ, cây thảoVietnamese
- sanakeb, kebVolapük
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