[ ur-buhl, hur- ]
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  1. of, relating to, or consisting of herbs.

  1. a book about herbs or plants, usually describing their medicinal values.

  2. a herbarium.

Origin of herbal

First recorded in 1510–20, herbal is from the Medieval Latin word herbālis of, belonging to grass or herbs. See herb, -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for herbal


/ (ˈhɜːbəl) /

  1. of or relating to herbs, usually culinary or medicinal herbs

  2. Australian informal interested or participating in activities relating to esoteric philosophies, traditional remedies, etc

  1. a book describing and listing the properties of plants

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