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herb

 (ûrb, hûrb)
n.
1. A plant whose stem does not produce woody, persistent tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season.
2. Any of various often aromatic plants used especially in medicine or as seasoning.
3. Slang Marijuana.

[Middle English herbe, from Old French erbe, from Latin herba.]

herb′y adj.

herb

(hɜːb; US ɜːrb)
n
1. (Botany) a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant
2. (Botany)
a. any of various usually aromatic plants, such as parsley, rue, and rosemary, that are used in cookery and medicine
b. (as modifier): a herb garden.
3. (Recreational Drugs) Caribbean a slang term for marijuana
[C13: from Old French herbe, from Latin herba grass, green plants]
ˈherbˌlike adj

herb

(ɜrb; esp. Brit. hɜrb)

n.
1. a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody and persistent.
2. such a plant valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, or scent.
3. Often, the herb.Slang. marijuana.
4. Archaic. herbage.
[1250–1300; Middle English herbe < Old French erbe, herbe < Latin herba]
herb′y, adj. -i•er, -i•est.

herb

, spice, seasoning - Herbs are, technically, plants with aerial parts used for seasoning foods, and a spice (also called seasoning) is any substance used for seasoning foods; many herbs are used as spices, but not all.
See also related terms for seasoning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herb - a plant lacking a permanent woody stemherb - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
barrenwort, bishop's hat, Epimedium grandiflorum - slow-growing creeping plant with semi-evergreen leaves on erect wiry stems; used as ground cover
mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, wild mandrake, May apple - North American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
buttercup, butterflower, butter-flower, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcup - any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia groenlandica, golden thread, goldthread - low-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers
Eranthis hyemalis, winter aconite - small Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone
hepatica, liverleaf - any of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions
golden seal, goldenseal, Hydrastis Canadensis, turmeric root, yellow root - perennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock and large rounded leaves
false rue, false rue anemone, Isopyrum biternatum - slender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue
giant buttercup, Laccopetalum giganteum - spectacular perennial native of wet montane grasslands of Peru; formerly included in genus Ranunculus
false bugbane, Trautvetteria carolinensis - tall perennial of the eastern United States having large basal leaves and white summer flowers
globe flower, globeflower - any of several plants of the genus Trollius having globose yellow flowers
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
clover, trefoil - a plant of the genus Trifolium
Cape periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus, cayenne jasmine, Madagascar periwinkle, red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Vinca rosea, periwinkle, old maid - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax schinseng, ginseng - Chinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
American ginseng, Panax quinquefolius, sang - North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
wild ginger - low-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes
Asarum shuttleworthii, heartleaf, heart-leaf - wild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves; West Virginia to Alabama
caryophyllaceous plant - a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae
clammy chickweed, mouse eared chickweed, mouse-ear chickweed, mouse ear, chickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweed
drypis - spiny-leaved perennial herb of southern Europe having terminal clusters of small flowers
coral necklace, Illecebrum verticullatum - glabrous annual with slender taproot and clusters of white flowers; western Europe especially western Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal areas
chickweed - any of various plants of the genus Stellaria
New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia expansa, Tetragonia tetragonioides - coarse sprawling Australasian plant with red or yellow flowers; cultivated for its edible young shoots and succulent leaves
amaranth - any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food
Amaranthus spinosus, thorny amaranth - erect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes
Celosia argentea, red fox - weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, cockscomb, common cockscomb - garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
2.herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
fines herbes - a mixture of finely chopped fresh herbs; "an omelet flavored with fines herbes"
sweet basil, basil - leaves of the common basil; used fresh or dried
bay leaf - dried leaf of the bay laurel
borage - an herb whose leaves are used to flavor sauces and punches; young leaves can be eaten in salads or cooked
hyssop - bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes
caraway - leaves used sparingly in soups and stews
chervil - fresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach
chives - cylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning
healing herb, comfrey - leaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
Chinese parsley, cilantro, coriander - parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
costmary - leaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings
common fennel, fennel - leaves used for seasoning
lemon balm - lemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches
lovage - stalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica; seeds used for flavoring or pickled like capers
marjoram, oregano - pungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
mint - the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
parsley - aromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food
rosemary - extremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
rue - leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
sage - aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
savoury, savory - either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
sweet woodruff, waldmeister - fragrant dark green leaves used to flavor May wine
sweet cicely - fresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables; dried seeds used in confectionery and liqueurs
estragon, tarragon - fresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning
thyme - leaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
angelica - aromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica
dill weed, dill - aromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning
tea leaf, tea - dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea; "the store shelves held many different kinds of tea"; "they threw the tea into Boston harbor"

herb

Herbs, spices and seasonings

alligator pepper, allspice, aniseed, asafoetida or asafetida, basil, bayleaf, black pepper, borage, calendula, canella, capers, caraway seed, cardamom, cassia bark, cayenne pepper, chervil, chilli, chive, cinnamon, clove, coconut, coconut milk, coriander, cress, cumin, curry powder, dill, fennel, fines herbes, five spice powder, galangal or galingale, garam masala, garlic, ginger, Kaffir lime leaf, lemon grass, mace, marjoram, mint, miso, mustard, nam pla or fish sauce, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, peppercorn, poppy seed, red pepper, rocambole, rosemary, saffron, sage, salt, savory, sesame seed, soy sauce, soya sauce, shoyu, or tamari, star anise, sunflower seed, Szechuan, Szechwan, or Sichuan peppercorns, tansy, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, wasabi, white pepper
Translations
bylinabylinka
krydderurtlægeurt
gyógyfûgyógynövény
kryddjurt
vaistažolėvaistažoliųžolelėžolininkas
augs
bylina
zelišče
şifalı ot

herb

[hɜːb] (US) [ɜːb]
A. Nhierba f
B. CPD herb garden Njardín m de hierbas finas
herb tea Ninfusión f de hierbas

herb

[ˈhɜːrb]
n (= plant) → herbe f herbs
npl (COOKERY)fines herbes fpl
What herbs do you use in this sauce? → Quelles fines herbes utilisez-vous pour cette sauce?

herb

nKraut nt

herb

[hɜːb] n (Med) → erba medicinale herbs npl (Culin) → erbe fpl aromatiche, odori mpl

herb

(həːb) noun
a usually small plant used to flavour food or to make medicines. herbs and spices.
ˈherbal adjective
of herbs, especially herbs used to make medicines. a herbal remedy.
ˈherbalist noun
a person who deals in herbs, especially those used to make medicines.

herb

n. yerba, hierba, planta usada como condimento que se clasifica medicinal;
___ teainfusión.

herb

n (medical) planta medicinal, hierba or yerba
References in classic literature ?
Then, they were all formally doomed, and some of them were supported out, and some of them sauntered out with a haggard look of bravery, and a few nodded to the gallery, and two or three shook hands, and others went out chewing the fragments of herb they had taken from the sweet herbs lying about.
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest Birds; pleasant the Sun When first on this delightful Land he spreads His orient Beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and flour, Glistring with dew; fragrant the fertil earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Eevning milde, then silent Night With this her solemn Bird and this fair Moon, And these the Gemms of Heav'n, her starrie train: But neither breath of Morn when she ascends With charm of earliest Birds, nor rising Sun On this delightful land, nor herb, fruit, floure, Glistring with dew, nor fragrance after showers, Nor grateful Evening mild, nor silent Night With this her solemn Bird, nor walk by Moon, Or glittering Starr-light without thee is sweet.
We are like the herb which flourisheth most when it is most trampled on.
If you read the old books of natural history, you will find they say that when the mongoose fights the snake and happens to get bitten, he runs off and eats some herb that cures him.
Come with me, friend John, and you shall help me deck the room with my garlic, which is all the war from Haarlem, where my friend Vanderpool raise herb in his glass houses all the year.
Not an herb which carpeted the ground, not a branch which clothed the trees, was either broken or bent, nor did they extend horizontally; all stretched up to the surface of the ocean.
Into these pavilions he admitted the elect, and there, says Marco Polo, gave them to eat a certain herb, which transported them to Paradise, in the midst of ever-blooming shrubs, ever-ripe fruit, and ever-lovely virgins.
She drugged the wine with an herb that banishes all care, sorrow, and ill humour.
He was son-in-law to Augeas, having married his eldest daughter, golden-haired Agamede, who knew the virtues of every herb which grows upon the face of the earth.
Not one came, moreover, without her little pipkin of pennyroyal, sage, balm, or other herb tea, delighted at an opportunity of signalizing her kindness and her doctorship.
The choicest of the buffalo meat, with tongues, and humps, and marrow-bones, were devoured in quantities that would astonish any one that has not lived among hunters or Indians; and as an extra regale, having no tobacco left, they cut up an old tobacco pouch, still redolent with the potent herb, and smoked it in honor of the day.
One we lost from the bite of a cobra, three had perished from "poverty" and the want of water, one strayed, and the other three died from eating the poisonous herb called "tulip.