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herb Robert

noun

, plural herbs Robert.
  1. a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish-purple flowers.


herb Robert

noun

  1. a low-growing N temperate geraniaceous plant, Geranium robertianum, with strongly scented divided leaves and small pink flowers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of herb Robert1

1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin herba Robertī Robert's herb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of herb Robert1

C13: from Medieval Latin herba Roberti herb of Robert, probably named after St Robert, 11th-century French ecclesiastic

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Example Sentences

The little geranium known as herb-robert is a neighbor of the corydalis, and, like it, stands the cold remarkably well.

Herb Robert is exclusively a wood plant with us, but in England it strays quite out into the open fields and by the roadside.

That third Herb Robert one is just the drawing that nobody but me (never mind grammar) could have made.

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