[ur-bij, hur-] /ˈɜr bɪdʒ, ˈhɜr-/

nonwoody vegetation.
the succulent parts, leaves and stems, of herbaceous plants.
Law. the right to pasture one’s cattle on another’s land.
British. vegetation grazed by animals; pasturage.
herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze
the vegetation of pasture land; pasturage

late 14c., “non-woody plants collectively,” from Old French erbage or directly from Medieval Latin herbagium; see herb + -age.


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