herbage

[ur-bij, hur-]
noun
1.
nonwoody vegetation.
2.
the succulent parts, leaves and stems, of herbaceous plants.
3.
Law. the right to pasture one's cattle on another's land.
4.
British. vegetation grazed by animals; pasturage.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < French; see herb, -age

herbaged, adjective
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herbage (ˈhɜːbɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze
2.  the vegetation of pasture land; pasturage

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Example sentences
They have a scanty but nutritious herbage, and are for many months in the year
  covered with snow.
Plant species composition of pastures greatly influences herbage nutritive
  value.
Herbage was separated into stem and leaf, leaves were then phenologically
  ranked.
Forage-based livestock production requires a reliable supply of herbage to meet
  goals.
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