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 ?
And Captain Nemo, not wishing to entangle his screw in this herbaceous mass, kept some yards beneath the surface of the waves.
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.
The long warm rain had done strange things to the herbaceous beds which bordered the walk by the lower wall.
Snagsby appears, greasy, warm, herbaceous, and chewing.
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.
Shoot in a rose, or a calceolaria, or an herbaceous border, or something, I gather, and you have made a formal proposal of marriage without any of the trouble of rehearsing a long speech and practising appropriate gestures in front of your bedroom looking-glass.
The product of more than five years of research and development, Blue Whale sidesteps tobacco's health risks because it is made from a special proprietary blend of premium herbaceous plants, cut to size and processed like tobacco, to provide the ideal packing consistency, texture, mouth feel, and flavor of premium smokeless tobacco.
Draft silvicultural measures (cutting, treatment of existing trees, herbaceous vegetation, and their cultivation, dosadba shrubs in beds, solitary larger shrubs, dosadba trees, planting flowers and planting of herbaceous communities in the areas covered by the existing vegetation, gardening adjustments.
October and November is the best time, especially on lighter soils, not only to add to your plant stock but for lifting and dividing poor flowering or overcrowded herbaceous plants.
The north east corner of the USA is renowned for for its spectacular autumn colours from indigenous trees such as maples, birches and sumach but I, having just returned from a summer holiday in Maine, was impressed by the range of herbaceous perennials growing both in gardens and in wild meadows.
While VA Salter waits for weather conditions to improve enough to enable parks staff to plant up the civic centre flower beds, might I suggest that he/she takes a short trip across to Bute Park to visit the herbaceous borders, which are looking fabulous despite the wet and windy weather.