forb

noun
\ ˈfȯrb How to pronounce forb (audio) \

Definition of forb

: an herb other than grass

Examples of forb in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look instead for greenbrier, honeysuckle, plum, laurel, sumac, blackberry, clear-cuts, browse, and forbs in the woods or natural clearings. Jeff Murray, Field & Stream, "10 Common Deer Hunting Mistakes You Should Fix," 8 Nov. 2019 The park meadows are planted with native perennial forbs and grasses selected for the benefit of wildlife. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "River Street Playhouse presents a Thanksgiving warm-up in an original play: Valley Views," 3 Oct. 2019 The prescribed fire will reinvigorate grasses, forbs, and shrubs and improve deer and elk habitat. David L. Bernhardt, The Denver Post, "Bernhardt: As a mild fire season comes to an end, here’s how the Department of the Interior prepared for the worst," 23 Sep. 2019 The appeal argued that site descriptions the agency used, which found the area should be covered mostly by sagebrush, grasses, and forbs, are not scientifically accurate. Jennifer Oldham, National Geographic, "Forests on Utah’s public lands may soon be torn out. Here’s why.," 3 Sep. 2019 Kya Marienfeld, Attorney What grows back Cattlemen must let allotments rest for two years after trees are removed to allow grasses and forbs to take root. Jennifer Oldham, National Geographic, "Forests on Utah’s public lands may soon be torn out. Here’s why.," 3 Sep. 2019 Back-to-back dry springs meant the ground-nesting turkeys in much of Texas went into the mating season in relatively poor physical condition because of a lack of abundant forage — mainly cool-season forbs and other high-nutrient foods. Shannon Tompkins, ExpressNews.com, "Texas turkeys thriving after mild, wet spring," 8 June 2019 Grasses, forbs, shrubs and other low-growing, leafy vegetation crucial provide crucial camouflaging cover for newborn fawns, reducing predation. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Texas’ deer population would welcome good soaking," 16 June 2018 Back-to-back dry springs meant the ground-nesting turkeys in much of Texas went into the mating season in relatively poor physical condition because of a lack of abundant forage — mainly cool-season forbs and other high-nutrient foods. Shannon Tompkins, ExpressNews.com, "Texas turkeys thriving after mild, wet spring," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of forb

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forb

Greek phorbē fodder, food, from pherbein to graze

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26 Jan 2020

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“Forb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forb. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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