[ur-bee, hur-bee]

adjective, herb·i·er, herb·i·est.

abounding in herbs or grass.
of, relating to, or characteristic of an herb or herbs in taste or appearance.

Origin of herby

First recorded in 1545–55; herb + -y1
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Contemporary Examples of herby

  • We love the chicken on a pallet of herby, slightly sweet cornbread dressing, which imbibes all the seeping juices.

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    The Heart and Soul (Food) of Orlando

    Jane & Michael Stern

    June 8, 2014

Historical Examples of herby

British Dictionary definitions for herby


adjective herbier or herbiest

abounding in herbs
of or relating to medicinal or culinary herbs
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