What does the word herb mean?

  • A plant the stem of which does not become woody like that of a shrub or tree.

  • Any ligneous plant, which loses its stalk during the winter.

  • [ Latin] A plant without woody stem.

  • [ Latin] The leaves and stalk of such a plant; as H. of wormwood.

Usage examples for herb

  1. " I am afraid thy mother is ill beyond the power of herb teas," said James Henry. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  2. The pene, of which their bread is made, grows on a small tender herb resembling grass, the stalk being all full of small seeds, not inclosed in any bask. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. They made a few mistakes at first, but soon learned and as it was wholesome work and did not take them off the farm, they were encouraged to go herb picking every day. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence

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