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 (pŏt′ûrb′, -hûrb′)
A plant whose leaves, stems, or flowers are cooked and eaten or used as seasoning.


(Plants) any plant having leaves, flowers, stems, etc, that are used in cooking for seasoning and flavouring or are eaten as a vegetable


(ˈpɒtˌɜrb, -ˌhɜrb)

any herb boiled for use as a vegetable or added to food as a seasoning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potherb - any of various herbaceous plants whose leaves or stems or flowers are cooked and used for food or seasoning
veg, vegetable, veggie - edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant


[ˈpɒtˌhɜːb] nerba aromatica
References in periodicals archive ?
Chickory is a member of the daisy family and is included in salads or cooked as a potherb.
The garlic (or sir, in Persian), is par excellence the potherb of the East, aid digestion, and is a gastric stimulant.
The department store offered 100 bowls of ''harihari-nabe,'' a hot pot meal containing whale meat and ''mizuna'' potherb mustard greens, to visitors free of charge.
In fact, at the front steps of my workplace small clumps of purslane--an edible wild plant with small chewy leaves that can be used in salads, as a potherb or a pickle--have been growing most of the summer out of the sidewalk's crevices.
Green pods are consumed fresh and the leaves are grown as a nutritious potherb or are dried and made into soups.
Members of the family are also used as vegetables, potherb and salad.
It was known to the ancient Egyptians and cultivated over 2,000 years ago as a potherb in Persia and the Indian sub-continent.