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noun, plural herbs Robert.
a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish-purple flowers.
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Also called red shanks.

Origin of herb Robert

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