forb

forb

[fawrb]
noun
any herb that is not a grass or grasslike.

Origin:
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)
 
n
any herbaceous plant that is not a grass
 
[C20: from Greek phorbē food, from pherbein to graze]

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forb
1924, from Gk. phorbe fodder, forage.
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forb   (fôrb)  Pronunciation Key 
A broad-leaved herb (as opposed to a grass), especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
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