: a mixture of herbs used as a seasoning or garnish

Examples of fines herbes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web French: Classic French cooking often includes herbs de provence, a mix comprised of basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon and thyme, and fines herbes, which includes parsley, tarragon, chervil and chives. cleveland, 1 June 2020

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Word History


borrowed from French, literally, "fine herbs"

First Known Use

circa 1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fines herbes was circa 1750

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“Fines herbes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fines%20herbes. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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