herbage

[ ur-bij, hur- ]
/ ˈɜr bɪdʒ, ˈhɜr- /

noun

nonwoody vegetation.
the succulent parts, leaves and stems, of herbaceous plants.
Law. the right to pasture one's cattle on another's land.
British. vegetation grazed by animals; pasturage.

Nearby words

  1. herb robert,
  2. herb-of-grace,
  3. herbaceous,
  4. herbaceous border,
  5. herbaceously,
  6. herbal,
  7. herbal tea,
  8. herbalism,
  9. herbalist,
  10. herbarium

Origin of herbage

1350–1400; Middle English < French; see herb, -age

Related formsher·baged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for herbage

herbage

/ (ˈhɜːbɪdʒ) /

noun

herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze
the vegetation of pasture land; pasturage
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Word Origin and History for herbage

herbage

n.

late 14c., "non-woody plants collectively," from Old French erbage or directly from Medieval Latin herbagium; see herb + -age.

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