herbaceous

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/hɜːrˈbeɪʃəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/hɝˈbeɪʃəs, ɝ-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hûr bāshəs, ûr-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
her•ba•ceous  (hûr bāshəs, ûr-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Botanyof, pertaining to, or characteristic of an herb;
    herblike.
  2. Botany(of plants or plant parts)
    • not woody.
    • having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.
her•baceous•ly, adv. 
  • Latin herbāceus grassy, like grass, equivalent. to herb(a) grass, herbs + -āceus -aceous
  • 1640–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
herbaceous /hɜːˈbeɪʃəs/ adj
  1. designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woody: a herbaceous plant
  2. (of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
  3. of or relating to herbs

herˈbaceously adv
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
herb /ɜrb/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Plant Biology[countable] a plant whose stem above ground does not become woody, esp. one valued for the medicine made from it, for its flavor, or for its scent.
her•ba•ceous /hɜrˈbeɪʃəs, ɜr-/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
herb  (ûrb or, esp. Brit., hûrb),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologya flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody.
  2. Plant Biologysuch a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
  3. Drugs, Slang TermsOften,  the herb. [Slang.]marijuana.
  4. [Archaic.]herbage.
  5. Idiomsgive it the herbs, [Australian Slang.]to use full power, esp. in accelerating a car.
herbless, adj. 
herblike′, adj. 
  • Latin herba
  • Old French erbe, herbe
  • Middle English herbe 1250–1300

Herb  (hûrb),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a male given name, form of  Herbert. 

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