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herb

(ûrb, hûrb), name for any plant that is used medicinally or as a spice and for the useful product of such a plant. Herbs as condiments and seasonings are still important in culinary art; the use of medicinal herbs, however, has waned since the advent of prescription and synthetic medicines, although plants remain a major source of drugs. The term herb is also applied to all herbaceous plants as distinguished from woody plants.

Bibliography

See R. E. Clarkson, Herbs, their Culture and Uses (1966); G. B. Foster, Herbs for Every Garden (rev. ed. 1973); A. and C. Krochmal, A Guide to the Medicinal Plants of the United States (1974).

herb

[hərb]
(botany)
A seed plant that lacks a persistent, woody stem aboveground and dies at the end of the season.
An aromatic plant or plant part used medicinally or for food flavoring.

herb

1. a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant
2. 
a. any of various usually aromatic plants, such as parsley, rue, and rosemary, that are used in cookery and medicine
b. (as modifier): a herb garden
3. Caribbean a slang term for marijuana
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