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[ur-buh l, hur-] /ˈɜr bəl, ˈhɜr-/
of, relating to, or consisting of herbs.
a book about herbs or plants, usually describing their medicinal values.
a herbarium.
Origin of herbal
1510-20; < Medieval Latin herbālis of, belonging to grass or herbs. See herb, -al1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for herbal
  • The collector has dried all the plants in his herbal, but he has lost weight and humor.
  • She has studied herbal and alternative medicine and worked as a landscape artist and gardener.
  • And then the toddlers can be soothed by a hot drink from the herbal tea bar.
  • It could illuminate new mechanisms for some metabolic disorders and perhaps explain how some herbal and modern medicines function.
  • Four of the herbal mixes contained relatives of parsley.
  • Has anyone out there used herbal supplements to speed up the healing process.
  • We all need to be studying herbal medicines as if our lives depended upon it.
  • Although the efficacy of some of the products the herbal ingredients go into is hotly debated, their popularity is not in doubt.
  • Always check with your health care provider before using any herbal remedies or dietary supplements.
  • herbal teas are often believed to have curative properties.
British Dictionary definitions for herbal


of or relating to herbs, usually culinary or medicinal herbs
(Austral, informal) interested or participating in activities relating to esoteric philosophies, traditional remedies, etc
a book describing and listing the properties of plants
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Word Origin and History for herbal

1610s, from Latin herbalis, from herba (see herb).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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