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.]
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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
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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]
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herbaceous

Describes a plant with little or no wood.
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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
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Translations

herbaceous

[hɜːˈbeɪʃəs] ADJherbáceo
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herbaceous

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

adjkrautig
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herbaceous

[hɜːˈbeɪʃəs] adjerbaceo/a
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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.
It features large herbaceous borders, a vegetable and a herb garden, shrubbery, vines and very old fruit trees.
"Not only will visitors be able to buy plants, but the gardens will be awash with roses, clematis and fantastic herbaceous perennials so its just the perfect time to visit." Plant specialists from all over the North and beyond will be bringing their amazing plants, shrubs, alpines, shade lovers, trees and herbaceous plants.
These data were used to: (1) determine differences in AM colonization associated with species origin (native and nonnative) and life form (woody and herbaceous), (2) reveal associations of AM colonization with above-ground functional traits to form a linkage with other functional approaches to plant ecology, and (3) understand the linkage of functional strategies to successional dynamics.
Keywords: Herbaceous vegetation cover, Jordan, Steppe vegetation, Irano-Turanian region, Rangelands.