Definition of herbaceous
1a : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an herbb of a stem : having little or no woody tissue and persisting usually for a single growing season
2 : having the texture, color, or appearance of a leaf
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Finally, carry over that herbaceous taste and serve the chicken with a baby greens salad with a few basil leaves mixed in, dressed with a light vinaigrette.
The absinthe gives Sage Spell a candied, herbaceous feel, and works as both a literal and loose reworking of absinthe, Pernod, sambuca, all of your favorite sweet, sticky, licorice-y liquors.
Its ripe fruit and floral aromatics will help elevate the herbaceous character of the dish.
Sauvignon blanc put New Zealand on the map as a wine-producing country, and its brash, herbaceous style proved highly popular with consumers.
This Capitol Hill tequila bar gives the strawberry margarita a sophisticated tweak by adding some herbaceous notes with a float of Chartreuse and some basil to cut into the sweetness and give it a nice zing.
Native to Brazil, this low-growing herbaceous perennial forms a rounded clump of dark amethyst purple leaves in summer.
Plants with a strong scent, especially those that have an earthy, herbaceous aroma often don’t pass the rabbit smell test.
Thus began the process for what would become the Mixed Signals ($13), a cocktail that is simultaneously bright, smoky and herbaceous.
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HERBACEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of herbaceous for English Language Learners
: relating to herbs
: relating to a type of plant that has a soft stem
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