herb meaning

[ hə:b ] Pronunciation:   "herb" in a sentence
Noun: herb  (h)urb
  1. A plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
    - herbaceous plant 
  2. Aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savoury qualities

Derived forms: herbs

See also: herbal

Type of: flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], seasoner, seasoning, tracheophyte, vascular plant

Encyclopedia: Herb Herb, Mint & Lime


[American slang]
n. marijuana.
• Bruno is very fond of herb.
• Carl has found a way to synthesize the erb.


[Slang]
A male, derogatory. synonomous with dork

[Medicine]
n often attrib
1 : a seed plant that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season
2 : a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

Examples

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  1. still i seek the most noxious herbs.
  2. this medicinal herb is hard to come by.
  3. now she'll go and tell on herb.
  4. these herbs usually grow wild.
  5. herb rose darted at her and clutched her arm.

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