noun, plural herbs Robert.
a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish-purple flowers.
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Origin of herb Robert
1250–1300; Middle English <Medieval Latin herba Robertī Robert's herb
Words nearby herb Robert
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Example sentences from the Web for herb Robert
The little geranium known as herb-robert is a neighbor of the corydalis, and, like it, stands the cold remarkably well.A Rambler's lease|Bradford Torrey
British Dictionary definitions for herb Robert
noun plural herbs Robert
a low-growing N temperate geraniaceous plant, Geranium robertianum, with strongly scented divided leaves and small pink flowers
Word Origin for herb Robert
C13: from Medieval Latin herba Roberti herb of Robert, probably named after St Robert, 11th-century French ecclesiastic
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