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Definition of "herbage" []

  • Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass or similar vegetation used for pasturage. (noun)
  • The fleshy, often edible parts of plants. (noun)
  • Herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The vegetation of pasture land; pasturage (noun)

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Use "herbage" in a sentence
  • "Hardly had the peahen done speaking, when the antelope came up to them, thinking to shelter him under the shade of the tree; and, sighting the peahen and the duck, saluted them and said, ‘I came to this island to-day and I have seen none richer in herbage nor pleasanter for habitation."
  • "For their food they prefer nuts to herbage, which is natural enough in a region where the latter is scanty and the former exists in plenty; and in eating they "squat" upright on their haunches, and convey the food to their mouth after the manner of squirrels."
  • "The Touaricks of Aheer, though not cruel masters, feed their slaves mostly on herbage, which is picked up _en route_."