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[urb or, esp. British, hurb] /ɜrb or, esp. British, hɜrb/

a flowering plant whose stem above ground does not become woody.
such a plant when valued for its medicinal properties, flavor, scent, or the like.
Often, the herb. Slang. .
Archaic. .
give it the herbs, Australian Slang. to use full power, especially in accelerating a car.
[hurb] /hɜrb/
a male given name, form of .
/hɜːb; US ɜːrb/
a seed-bearing plant whose aerial parts do not persist above ground at the end of the growing season; herbaceous plant

(Caribbean) a slang term for marijuana

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.
A flowering plant whose stem does not produce woody tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. Both grasses and forbs are herbs.

herbaceous adjective (hûr-bā’shəs, ûr-)


A tedious, contemptible person; dork, geek, nerd: think you’re a couple of reality-impaired herbs (1990s+ Students)


Marijuana; pot: So you get fines to pay and you’ve lost your herbs (1960s+ Narcotics)

(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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