herb Robert

noun
herb Rob·​ert | \ ˈ(h)ərb-ˈrä-bərt How to pronounce herb Robert (audio) \

Definition of herb Robert

: a low annual or biennial geranium (Geranium robertianum) with small reddish-purple flowers

First Known Use of herb Robert

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for herb Robert

Medieval Latin herba Roberti, probably from Robertus (St. Robert) †1067 French ecclesiastic

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“Herb Robert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herb%20Robert. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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