her·​ba·​ceous | \ ˌ(h)ər-ˈbā-shəs How to pronounce herbaceous (audio) \

Definition of herbaceous

1a : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an herb
b 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

Examples of herbaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This variation on a vodka martini from Tobin Shea, bar director at Vibiana in Los Angeles, gets its subtly sweet herbaceous quality from Benedictine liqueur. Jennifer Konerman, Sunset Magazine, 27 Apr. 2022 Parsi Dream is an herbaceous mix with lemongrass, ginger, and mint. Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, 26 Apr. 2022 On the other hand, the In The Garden candle smells like a European garden and features notes of fresh citrus, herbaceous greens, yuzu, ginger, and musk. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 The fragrance version smells almost exactly the same, with the limoncello note shining through and the basil coming in to offer that clean, herbaceous moment. Jihan Forbes, Allure, 20 Apr. 2022 Ambitious, with an otherworldly feel, Corfu’s rhubarb and basil give the scent an herbaceous quality, while creamy notes of musk and cashmere woods elevate the composition into mythic territory. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2022 Clary sage smells sweet and herbaceous with ambery tones of fresh tobacco; bergamot gives a hit of the sweetness of an orange, with the bursting freshness of the more tart citrus fruit and a nice bit of spice. The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 Apr. 2022 Think of Lawry’s Seasoned Salt but on steroids — not as salty, with an herbaceous kick of what tastes like oregano and rosemary. Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 The flavor profile is hotter, thanks to add-ons like garlicky and herbaceous peri peri and Sichuan sauces and tandoori spices. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of herbaceous

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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6 May 2022

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“Herbaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbaceous. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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