herb Robert

herb Robert

noun, plural herbs Robert.
a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish-purple flowers.
Also called red shanks.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin herba Robertī Robert's herb

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herb Robert
 
n , pl herbs Robert
a low-growing N temperate geraniaceous plant, Geranium robertianum, with strongly scented divided leaves and small pink flowers
 
[C13: from Medieval Latin herba Roberti herb of Robert, probably named after St Robert, 11th-century French ecclesiastic]

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