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herbaceous

[hur-bey-shuh s, ur-] /hɜrˈbeɪ ʃəs, ɜr-/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike.
2.
  1. not woody.
  2. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin herbāceus grassy, like grass, equivalent to herb(a) grass, herbs + -āceus -aceous
Related forms
herbaceously, adverb
semiherbaceous, adjective
unherbaceous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for herbaceously

herbaceous

/hɜːˈbeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woody: a herbaceous plant
2.
(of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
3.
of or relating to herbs
Derived Forms
herbaceously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for herbaceously

herbaceous

adj.

1640s, from Latin herbaceus, from herba (see herb).

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