Crossword clues for herb
- Boneset, e.g.
- Arum or anise
- Chervil or parsley
- Cumin or fennel
- Medicine man's choice
- MAYapple, e.g.
- Rosemary, e.g.
- Bandleader Alpert
- Sort of wort
- Prettyface is one
- Sage or parsley
- Shriner or Edelman
- Pitcher Score
- Peaches' singing partner
- Savory, e.g.
- Caraway or dill
- Dill or thyme
- Salad ingredient
- Alpert or Shriner
- Thyme, for one
- Basil or tarragon
- Mint or sage, e.g.
- ___ Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
- Dill, e.g.
- Catnip or thyme
- Jacob's ladder, e.g.
- Tansy or thyme
- Tarragon, e.g.
- Freesia or dill
- Fennel or chervil
- Chervil, e.g.
- Tansy, for one
- Mint, sage or basil
- Queencup, e.g.
- Fennel or sweet cicely
- Basil thyme, e.g.
- Bandman Alpert
- Thyme or sage
- Sage or mint
- Marjoram, e.g.
- Basil, e.g.
- Mint or cumin
- Spearmint, e.g.
- Rosemary, for one
- Oregano, e.g.
- Mint or sage
- Sage or thyme, e.g.
- Ginseng, e.g.
- Angelica, for one
- Caraway, e.g.
- Thyme, e.g.
- Tarragon or chervil
- Sage, for one
- It may be biennial
- 33-Across, e.g.
- Cicely, e.g.
- Basil or oregano
- Parsley or sage
- Flavor lender
- Mint or chive
- Parsley or bay leaf
- Mint, e.g.
- Natural flavoring
- Kind of garden
- Pimpernel or prairie clover
- Parsley, sage, rosemary or thyme
- Cicely or tarragon
- Tea flavoring
- Spice's cousin
- Folk medicine plant
- ___ Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
- Basil or bugbane
- Oregano, for one
- Sage, e.g.
- Mace or sage
- Bouncing Bess, e.g.
- Prettyface, e.g.
- Actor Edelman
- Catnip or cowpea
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Herb \Herb\ ([~e]rb or h[~e]rb; 277), n. [OE. herbe, erbe, OF. herbe, erbe, F. herbe, L. herba; perh. akin to Gr. forbh` food, pasture, fe`rbein to feed.]
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.
And flocks Grazing the tender herb.
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.
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 poisonous.
Herb Robert (Bot.), a species of Geranium ( Geranium Robertianum.)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, erbe "non-woody plant," from Old French erbe "grass, herb, plant" (12c.), from Latin herba "grass, an herb, herbage, turf." Refashioned after Latin since 15c., but the h- was mute until 19c. Slang meaning "marijuana" is attested from 1960s.
n. 1 Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food. 2 plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine. 3 (context slang euphemistic English) marijuana. 4 (context botany English) A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season 5 (context obsolete English) grass; herbage.
n. a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests [syn: herbaceous plant]
aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
A/an herb is a plant used for flavoring or medicine.
Herb may also refer to:
- Herb (given name), a personal name, usually a short form of Herbert
- Herb (surname), a family name
- A slang term for Marijuana
- Typhoon Herb, the strongest and the largest storm of 1996
- Herb (film), a 2007 South Korean movie
- In Polish heraldry, a coat of arms
Herbs may refer to:
- Herbs (band), a New Zealand reggae group
- The Herbs, a television show
Herb is a 2007 South Korean film, directed by Heo In-moo. Kang Hye-jung stars in the lead role as a 20-year-old woman with the mental and emotional skills of a seven-year-old, who falls in love with a policeman she sees as her Prince Charming, but must face tragedy when she is forced to deal with certain realities about herself and those around her.
In general use, herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices. Herbs refer to the leafy green or flowering parts of a plant (either fresh or dried), while spices are produced from other parts of the plant (usually dried), including seeds, berries, bark, roots and fruits.
In botanical English, the word "herb" is also used as a synonym of " herbaceous plant".
Herbs have a variety of uses including culinary, medicinal, and in some cases, spiritual. General usage of the term "herb" differs between culinary herbs and medicinal herbs. In medicinal or spiritual use any of the parts of the plant might be considered "herbs", including leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, root bark, inner bark (and cambium), resin and pericarp.
The word "herb" is pronounced in the UK, but is common among North American speakers and those from other regions where h-dropping occurs.
Herb is a given name that is usually a shortened form of Herbert.
Herb is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Bryan Herb (born 1973), American travel expert
- Charles A. Herb (1844-1895), American politician and businessman
- Jon Herb (born 1970), American race car driver
- Michael Herb, American political scientist
- Raymond Herb (1908–1996), American nuclear physicist
Usage examples of "herb".
Cover with salted and acidulated water, add a bunch of parsley, a sliced onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.
Scale and clean two large kingfish, and boil in salted and acidulated water, with a bunch of parsley, a slice each of carrot and onion, and a pinch of powdered sweet herbs.
With the acrid juice of this herb, and of others belonging to the same Ranunculous order, beggars in England used to produce sores about their body for the sake of exciting pity, and getting alms.
Whatever she was going to do with it she must do it straightaway because she had to gather the herbs and then get home afore her da got back.
The Agrimony is a Simple well known to all country folk, and abundant throughout England in the fields and woods, as a popular domestic medicinal herb.
It was so similar to agrimony that she thought of it as a variation of that herb -- but one of the other medicine women at the Clan Gathering had called it boneset, and used it for that purpose.
The smell of the dream-inducing herbs she had brought in, cinquefoil, agrimony, angelica, and star anise, was beginning to make her head swim.
Seregil inhaled the familiar morning smells of the tower as he and Alec headed up to the workroom the next morning- the mingled incense of parchment, candle smoke, and herbs overlaid with the more immediate aromas of breakfast.
Freyja was in the sacred woods gathering herbs, and Anomia, who could have done something to stop it, stood in her doorway, laughing and deriving obvious pleasure from seeing the men pounding one another.
Suriya was ready to send Aris and Pir out to collect the early summer herbs in the fields far from the city, Gird had decided that the two should live away from the palace, in or near their granges.
The air was hot and stifling, her hair and bedgown were absolutely plastered to her with sweat, and someone was burning some vile herb in the fireplace.
Delicate, beautiful crimson bergamot like burst pincushions in the herb bed.
Of the rest of the habitations, a few are stone sheds, but the greater part are huts made of the dry stalks of the fine herb called bou rekabah, in the form of a conical English haystack, and are very snug, impervious alike to rain and sun.
Also, the thievish herb, when bruised and applied externally to scrofulous tumours, is an excellent remedy.
A decoction of the leaves and flowers was given internally, and the bruised herb blended with lard was applied outside.