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herbal

[ur-buh l, hur-] /ˈɜr bəl, ˈhɜr-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or consisting of herbs.
noun
2.
a book about herbs or plants, usually describing their medicinal values.
3.
a herbarium.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; < Medieval Latin herbālis of, belonging to grass or herbs. See herb, -al1
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  • herbal teas are often believed to have curative properties.
British Dictionary definitions for herbal

herbal

/ˈhɜːbəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to herbs, usually culinary or medicinal herbs
2.
(Austral, informal) interested or participating in activities relating to esoteric philosophies, traditional remedies, etc
noun
3.
a book describing and listing the properties of plants
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Word Origin and History for herbal
adj.

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

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