herb Robert

noun

herb Rob·​ert ˈ(h)ərb-ˈrä-bərt How to pronounce herb Robert (audio)
: a low annual or biennial geranium (Geranium robertianum) with small reddish-purple flowers

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of herb Robert was in the 13th century

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“Herb Robert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herb%20Robert. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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