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herbaceous

[ hur-bey-shuhs, ur- ]
/ hɜrˈbeɪ ʃəs, ɜr- /
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adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike.
(of plants or plant parts)
  1. not woody.
  2. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.
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Origin of herbaceous

1640–50; <Latin herbāceus grassy, like grass, equivalent to herb(a) grass, herbs + -āceus-aceous

OTHER WORDS FROM herbaceous

her·ba·ceous·ly, adverbsem·i·her·ba·ceous, adjectiveun·her·ba·ceous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for herbaceous

herbaceous
/ (hɜːˈbeɪʃəs) /

adjective
designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woodya herbaceous plant
(of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
of or relating to herbs

Derived forms of herbaceous

herbaceously, adverb
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