Definition of herb
2 : a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities planted parsley, basil, and rosemary in her herb garden
3 slang : marijuana 2
herblikeplay \ˈ(h)ərb-ˌlīk\ adjective
herbyplay \ˈ(h)ər-bē\ adjective
Examples of herb in a Sentence
a dish seasoned with chopped fresh herbs
rosemary, sage, and other herbs
Recent Examples of herb from the Web
Try out other fresh herb combos--like cilantro and parsley--to give this dish your own spin.
Oh, and basil, an herb that Fellini would notably request in his meals, for its aphrodisiac effects.
Squire also grows herbs such as lemongrass, rosemary, French sorrel and oregano.
Choose the herb butter and the honey butter, and spread it on sourdough.
Savory Spice stocks high-quality herbs, spices and seasonings and has locations in 15 states.
In contrast to the light and fruity nature of this salad is chef Ming’s herb chevre gnocchi ($11).
So far, the company has come up with several recipes, including ravioli with Swedish meatballs (um, yum), salmon with lemon and herbs and shrimp with tomatoes and olives.
Herbs are also grown giving people fresh rosemary, thyme and sage to flavor meals.
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Origin and Etymology of herb
Middle English herbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin herba
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
HERB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of herb for English Language Learners
: a plant or a part of a plant that is used as medicine or to give flavor to food
HERB Defined for Kids
Definition of herb for Students
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
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