- not woody.
- having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.
Origin of herbaceous
Examples from the Web for herbaceous
It is not overtly hoppy, and the herbaceous, citrusy notes replace any bitter ones.
They are vinous, herbaceous, and reminiscent of sourdough yeast starter.
We sampled dozens of olive varieties, ranging from light and briny to cured and herbaceous.
This handsome, hardy, herbaceous perennial was brought from Carolina in the year 1766.
If any of the herbaceous plants were neglected to be divided last month, do not omit it now.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
It is herbaceous and perennial, and proves hardy in this climate if planted on a well-drained soil of a vegetable character.
One thing is very certain, however,—it is time wasted to plant a hardy garden of herbaceous plants in shallow soil.The Garden, You, and I|Mabel Osgood Wright
Although the muskrat is herbaceous by nature, it is known to eat the flesh of clams.The Accomplished Muskrat Trapper|A. E. (Arno Erdman) Schmidt
British Dictionary definitions for herbaceous
Word Origin and History for herbaceous
1640s, from Latin herbaceus, from herba (see herb).