Herb

Definition of Herb

Pronunciation: ẽrb or hẽrb; 277
n.1.A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.
2.Grass; herbage.
And flocks
Grazing the tender herb.
- Milton.
Herb bennet
(Bot.) See Bennet.
Herb Christopher
(Bot.) an herb (Actæa spicata), whose root is used in nervous diseases; the baneberry. The name is occasionally given to other plants, as the royal fern, the wood betony, etc.
Herb Gerard
(Bot.) the goutweed; - so called in honor of St. Gerard, who used to be invoked against the gout.
Herb grace
(Bot.) See Rue.
- Dr. Prior.
Herb Margaret
(Bot.) the daisy. See Marguerite.
Herb Paris
(Bot.) an Old World plant related to the trillium (Paris quadrifolia), commonly reputed poisonous.
Herb Robert
(Bot.) a species of Geranium (Geranium Robertianum.

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