[hur-bair-ee-uh m, ur-]

noun, plural her·bar·i·ums, her·bar·i·a [hur-bair-ee-uh] /hɜrˈbɛər i ə/.

a collection of dried plants systematically arranged.
a room or building in which such a collection is kept.

Nearby words

  1. herbage,
  2. herbal,
  3. herbal tea,
  4. herbalism,
  5. herbalist,
  6. herbart,
  7. herbart, johann friedrich,
  8. herbed,
  9. herbert,
  10. herbert's operation

Origin of herbarium

1770–80; < Late Latin, equivalent to Latin herb(a) herb, green vegetation + -ārium -arium

Related formsher·bar·i·al, adjective

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noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

a collection of dried plants that are mounted and classified systematically
a building, room, etc, in which such a collection is kept
Derived Formsherbarial, adjective

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