[ ur-bij, hur- ]
/ ˈɜr bɪdʒ, ˈhɜr- /


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.

Origin of herbage

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

Related forms

her·baged, adjective
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/ (ˈhɜːbɪdʒ) /


herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze
the vegetation of pasture land; pasturage
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