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[pot-urb, -hurb] /ˈpɒtˌɜrb, -ˌhɜrb/
any herb prepared as food by cooking in a pot, as spinach, or added as seasoning in cookery, as thyme.
Origin of potherb
1530-40; pot1 + herb Unabridged
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  • Later, the leaves may be boiled in salted water and served with butter or lemon juice as a potherb.
  • Wild mustard is another famous potherb, preferred by many people for cooking with fat salt pork.
  • Related species have served as an emergency potherb.
  • The basal leaves can also be used as a potherb, but may be bitter in taste.
  • Leaves good raw in salads or sandwiches, or as a cooked potherb.
British Dictionary definitions for potherb


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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