un herbaceous

herbaceous

[hur-bey-shuhs, ur-]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike.
2.
a.
not woody.
b.
having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin herbāceus grassy, like grass, equivalent to herb(a) grass, herbs + -āceus -aceous

herbaceously, adverb
semiherbaceous, adjective
unherbaceous, adjective
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herbaceous (hɜːˈbeɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woody: a herbaceous plant
2.  (of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
3.  of or relating to herbs
 
her'baceously
 
adv

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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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