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Meaning of HERB

Pronunciation:  urb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
  2. [n]  

HERB is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: herbaceous plant
 See Also: amaranth, Amaranthus spinosus, American ginseng, angelica, Armoracia rusticana, aroid, arugula, arum, Asarum shuttleworthii, barilla, barrenwort, basil, bay leaf, Berteroa incana, bishop's hat, borage, buttercup, butterflower, Cakile maritima, Cape periwinkle, caraway, caryophyllaceous plant, Catharanthus roseus, cayenne jasmine, Celosia argentea, Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, chervil, chickweed, Chinese parsley, chives, cilantro, clammy chickweed, clammyweed, cleome, clover, cockscomb, comfrey, common cockscomb, common fennel, Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia groenlandica, coral necklace, coriander, costmary, cottonweed, Crambe maritima, crowfoot, crucifer, cruciferous plant, Descurainia pinnata, dill, dill weed, Diplotaxis erucoides, Diplotaxis muralis, Diplotaxis tenuifolia, draba, drypis, Epimedium grandiflorum, Eranthis hyemalis, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativa, estragon, false bugbane, false rue, false rue anemone, fennel, flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, garden rocket, giant buttercup, ginseng, glasswort, globe flower, globeflower, goldcup, golden seal, golden thread, goldenseal, goldthread, goosefoot, halogeton, Halogeton glomeratus, Halogeton souda, healing herb, heartleaf, hepatica, hoary alison, hoary alyssum, horse radish, horseradish, Hydrastis Canadensis, hyssop, Illecebrum verticullatum, Indian lettuce, Isopyrum biternatum, kingcup, Laccopetalum giganteum, legume, leguminous plant, lemon balm, liverleaf, lovage, Madagascar periwinkle, marjoram, May apple, mayapple, mint, mouse ear, mouse eared chickweed, mouse-ear chickweed, New Zealand spinach, nin-sin, old maid, orach, orache, oregano, Panax ginseng, Panax pseudoginseng, Panax quinquefolius, Panax schinseng, parsley, periwinkle, Podophyllum peltatum, pokeweed, Polanisia dodecandra, Polanisia graveolens, purslane, red cole, red fox, red periwinkle, rock purslane, rocket, rocket salad, roquette, rose periwinkle, rosemary, rue, sage, Salicornia europaea, samphire, sang, savory, savoury, sea cole, sea kale, sea-rocket, seasoner, seasoning, spiderflower, stone cress, stonecress, sweet basil, sweet cicely, sweet woodruff, tansy mustard, tarragon, tea, tea leaf, Tetragonia expansa, Tetragonia tetragonioides, thorny amaranth, thyme, tracheophyte, Trautvetteria carolinensis, trefoil, turmeric root, vascular plant, vegetable, veggie, Vinca rosea, waldmeister, wall rocket, white rocket, wild ginger, wild mandrake, winter aconite, yellow root



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Herb\ (?; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F.
herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh` food, pasture,
fe`rbein to feed.]
1. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent,
   but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.

Note: Annual herbs live but one season; biennial herbs flower
      the second season, and then die; perennial herbs
      produce new stems year after year.

2. Grass; herbage.

         And flocks Grazing the tender herb.   --Milton.

{Herb bennet}. (Bot.) See {Bennet}.

{Herb Christopher} (Bot.), an herb ({Act[ae]a spicata}),
   whose root is used in nervous diseases; the baneberry. The
   name is occasionally given to other plants, as the royal
   fern, the wood betony, etc.

{Herb Gerard} (Bot.), the goutweed; -- so called in honor of
   St. Gerard, who used to be invoked against the gout. --Dr.

{Herb grace}, or {Herb of grace}. (Bot.) See {Rue}.

{Herb Margaret} (Bot.), the daisy. See {Marguerite}.

{Herb Paris} (Bot.), an Old World plant related to the
   trillium ({Paris quadrifolia}), commonly reputed

{Herb Robert} (Bot.), a species of {Geranium} ({G.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Plant or plant part valued for its medicinal qualities, pleasant aroma or flavouring.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of herbs indicates your need to take a new approach toward some situation or relationship. You need to look at things from a different perspective and live life with some zest.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Any vascular plant that never produces a woody stem. Compare forb.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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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