\ ˈfȯrb How to pronounce forb (audio) \

Definition of forb

: an herb other than grass

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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,, "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

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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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