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Noun
/(h)ərb/,
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herbs, plural;
  1. Any plant with leaves, seeds, or flowers used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume
    • - bundles of dried herbs
    • - a formal herb garden
  2. A part of such a plant as used in cooking
    • - a potato base topped with tomatoes, cheese, and herbs
  3. Any seed-bearing plant that does not have a woody stem and dies down to the ground after flowering


  1. a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
  3. (herbal) of or relating to herbs; "herbal tea, herbal medicine"
  4. (herbal) herb tea: tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs
  5. An herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, medicinal or other qualities other than its food value. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes.
  6. William Herbert (12 January 1778 - 28 May 1847) was a British botanist, poet, and clergyman. He served as a Member of Parliament for Hampshire from 1806 to 1807, and for Cricklade from 1811 to 1812
  7. Herb is a given name that is usually a shortened form of Herbert.
  8. Herb is a surname.
  9. World of Warcraft, often referred to as WoW, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard. It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy Warcraft universe, which was first introduced by '' in 1994. ...
  10. (Herbal) A(n)The use of a or an depends on whether or not herbal is pronounced with a silent h (e.g. an 'erbal). herbal is "a collection of descriptions of plants put together for medicinal purposes. ...
  11. Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavour or season food; Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc are used in medicine; Marijuana; A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
  12. (herbal) A manual of herbs and their medical uses; An herbal supplement; Made from or with herbs; Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials
  13. (Herbal) each page displays one plant (sometimes two), and a few paragraphs of text—a format typical of European herbals of the time. Some parts of these drawings are larger and cleaner copies of sketches seen in the pharmaceutical section (below). ...
  14. (herbal) Having to do with plants.
  15. (Herbal) An herbaceous aroma or flavor suggestive of grass, dried herbs, or dry beans.
  16. (Herbal) Having aromas and flavors that suggest herbs.
  17. (Herbal) Book with descriptions of herbs and of their properties.
  18. (Herbal) A wine that has aromas or flavors of herbs. Again, this can be a nice complexity as long as it is not overpowering.
  19. (Herbal) I suppose at a very basic level, if something is labelled “herbal” it should have some herbs in it.  We assume that herbs are good for us.  However, just because something contains herbs doesn’t mean it won’t contain a whole host of other yucky stuff.  Exhibit A: Herbatint.
  20. (Herbal) Pertaining to natural botanicals and living plants.
  21. (Herbal) Reminiscent of kitchen herbs such as thyme, basil, lavender, or chamomile.
  22. (Herbal) Smelling of herbs, such as lemon balm, lavender, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, thyme or verbena.
  23. (Herbal) The taste or aroma reminiscent of pungent herbs, like basil, oregano and other fine cooking herbs.
  24. (Herbal) pertaining to substances derived from herbs. Herbs can be used in tablet,capsule, tincture or extract form. Herbal therapy is a natural approach to wellness, usingherbs to promote good health and healing.
  25. (herbal) Some grapes give characteristic flavors or aromas of fresh herbs (mint, marjoram, eucalyptus, etc.) in finished wines. These can range from pleasant additions to unholy abominations, but in general it is a much more positive term to describe wines than herbaceous.