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herb

noun, often attributive \ˈərb, US also & British usually ˈhərb\

: a plant or a part of a plant that is used as medicine or to give flavor to food

Full Definition of HERB

1
:  a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season
2
:  a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities
3
slang :  marijuana 2
herb·like \ˈ(h)ərb-ˌlīk\ adjective
herby \ˈ(h)ər-bē\ adjective

Examples of HERB

  1. a dish seasoned with chopped fresh herbs
  2. rosemary, sage, and other herbs

Origin of HERB

Middle English herbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin herba
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Drug/Tobacco Terms

controlled, flake, key, sodden

Rhymes with HERB

HERBLIKE Defined for Kids

herb

noun \ˈərb, ˈhərb\

Definition of HERB for Kids

1
:  a plant with soft stems that die down at the end of the growing season
2
:  a plant or plant part used in medicine or in seasoning foods
Medical Dictionary

herb

noun , often attrib \ˈ(h)ərb\

Medical Definition of HERB

1
:  a seed plant that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season
2
:  a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

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