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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Native to Brazil, this low-growing herbaceous perennial forms a rounded clump of dark amethyst purple leaves in summer.
Thus began the process for what would become the Mixed Signals ($13), a cocktail that is simultaneously bright, smoky and herbaceous.
Cocktails are often herbaceous, usually amaro-heavy, uniformly delicious, a little challenging, and just right for this jaunty secret clubhouse.
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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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