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potherb

[pot-urb, -hurb] /ˈpɒtˌɜrb, -ˌhɜrb/
noun
1.
any herb prepared as food by cooking in a pot, as spinach, or added as seasoning in cookery, as thyme.
Origin of potherb
1530-1540
1530-40; pot1 + herb
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  • We are told in the books that it is a potherb, an aromatic stimulant, even a remedy for toothache.

  • It is grown in some parts for use as a potherb, and an aromatic oil is also obtained from the seeds.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Chili plants and Cape gooseberries abounded, and many a potherb pleasant to behold and good in a curry.

    The Taming of the Jungle Dr. C. W. Doyle
  • This plant was formerly cultivated as a potherb, and is now commonly found on waste ground near villages.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for potherb

potherb

/ˈpɒtˌhɜːb/
noun
1.
any plant having leaves, flowers, stems, etc, that are used in cooking for seasoning and flavouring or are eaten as a vegetable
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