herbaceous


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her·ba·ceous

 (hûr-bā′shəs, ûr-)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of an herb as distinguished from a woody plant.
2. Green and leaflike in appearance or texture.

[From Latin herbāceus, from herba, herb.]

herbaceous

(hɜːˈbeɪʃəs)
adj
1. (Botany) designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woody: a herbaceous plant.
2. (Botany) (of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
3. (Botany) of or relating to herbs
herˈbaceously adv

her•ba•ceous

(hɜrˈbeɪ ʃəs, ɜr-)

adj.
1.
a. (of a plant or plant part) not woody.
b. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.
2. of or characteristic of an herb.
[1640–50; < Latin herbāceus grassy, like grass =herb(a) grass, herbs + -āceus -aceous]

herbaceous

Describes a plant with little or no wood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.herbaceous - characteristic of a nonwoody herb or plant part
nonwoody - not woody; not consisting of or resembling wood
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
Translations

herbaceous

[hɜːˈbeɪʃəs] ADJherbáceo

herbaceous

[hɜːrˈbeɪʃəs] adjherbacé(e)herbaceous border n (British)bordure f de plantes herbacées

herbaceous

adjkrautig

herbaceous

[hɜːˈbeɪʃəs] adjerbaceo/a
References in classic literature ?
The long warm rain had done strange things to the herbaceous beds which bordered the walk by the lower wall.
And Captain Nemo, not wishing to entangle his screw in this herbaceous mass, kept some yards beneath the surface of the waves.
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Snagsby appears, greasy, warm, herbaceous, and chewing.
Mosfeia had disappeared from the horizon long ere this, and the Mandara country was developing to the gaze of our aeronauts its astonishing fertility, with its forests of acacias, its locust-trees covered with red flowers, and the herbaceous plants of its fields of cotton and indigo trees.
Great diversity in the size of two plants, one being woody and the other herbaceous, one being evergreen and the other deciduous, and adaptation to widely different climates, does not always prevent the two grafting together.
Into this herbaceous penitentiary, situated on an upper staircase-landing: a low and narrow whitewashed cell, where bunches of dried leaves hung from rusty hooks in the ceiling, and were spread out upon shelves, in company with portentous bottles: would the Reverend Septimus submissively be led, like the highly popular lamb who has so long and unresistingly been led to the slaughter, and there would he, unlike that lamb, bore nobody but himself.
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This is called lifting and division and is one of the easiest ways to propagate herbaceous plants.
Enjoy the wonderful sights and scents of a stroll along the colourful herbaceous borders and boxwood parterres and hear about all the planning and preparation that goes into creating and presenting this highly acclaimed formal garden.
Herbaceous Lemon, made from a blend of distillates and macerates, was launched on-premise in April.