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[fawrb] /fɔrb/
noun
1.
any herb that is not a grass or grasslike.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Greek phorbḗ food, fodder, derivative of phérbein to feed; akin to Old English beorgan, birgan to taste, eat, Old Norse bergja to taste
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forb

/fɔːb/
noun
1.
any herbaceous plant that is not a grass
Word Origin
C20: from Greek phorbē food, from pherbein to graze
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Word Origin and History for forb
n.

1924, from Greek phorbe "fodder, forage."

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forb in Science
forb
  (fôrb)   
A broad-leaved herb (as opposed to a grass), especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
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