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Definition of "herbaceous" []

  • Relating to or characteristic of an herb as distinguished from a woody plant. (adjective)
  • Green and leaflike in appearance or texture. (adjective)

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.

Use "herbaceous" in a sentence
  • "He's coming up to ask me about something he calls a herbaceous border."
  • "HERBACEOUS: Many wines have a distinctive herbal smell that is generally described as herbaceous."
  • "Most annuals and many biennials are herbaceous, that is their aboveground growth is green, pliable, and tender."