herbless

herb

[urb or, esp. British, hurb]
noun
1.
a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody.
2.
such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
3.
Often, the herb. Slang. marijuana.
4.
Archaic. herbage.
Idioms
5.
give it the herbs, Australian Slang. to use full power, especially in accelerating a car.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English herbe < Old French erbe, herbe < Latin herba

herbless, adjective
herblike, adjective
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herb (hɜːb, US ɜːrb)
 
n
1.  a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant
2.  a.  any of various usually aromatic plants, such as parsley, rue, and rosemary, that are used in cookery and medicine
 b.  (as modifier): a herb garden
3.  (Caribbean) a slang term for marijuana
 
[C13: from Old French herbe, from Latin herba grass, green plants]
 
'herblike
 
adj

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herb
late 13c., erbe, from O.Fr. erbe, from L. herba "grass, herb." Refashioned after Latin since 15c., but the h- was mute until 19c. Herbaceous is from 1640s.
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herb   (ûrb)  Pronunciation Key 
A flowering plant whose stem does not produce woody tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. Both grasses and forbs are herbs.

herbaceous adjective (hûr-bā'shəs, ûr-)
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Herb definition


(1.) Heb. 'eseb, any green plant; herbage (Gen. 1:11, 12, 29, 30; 2:5; 3:18, etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green herbage (Amos 7:1, 2). (2.) _Yarak_, green; any green thing; foliage of trees (2 Kings 19:26; Ps. 37:2); a plant; herb (Deut. 11:10). (3.) _Or_, meaning "light" In Isa. 26:19 it means "green herbs;" in 2 Kings 4:39 probably the fruit of some plant. (4.) _Merorim_, plural, "bitter herbs," eaten by the Israelites at the Passover (Ex. 12:8; Num. 9:11). They were bitter plants of various sorts, and referred symbolically to the oppression in Egypt.

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