herbaceous

adjective her·ba·ceous \ ˌ(h)ər-ˈbā-shəs \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of herbaceous

1 a : 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

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First Known Use of herbaceous

1640

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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HERBACEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

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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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