Adjective "Herbaceous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/həːˈbeɪʃəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Denoting or relating to herbs (in the botanical sense).
  1. 'Similar salt concentrations can be measured in soil solution of salt-marshes inhabited by a large variety of herbaceous flowering plants.'
  2. 'The herbaceous vegetation was best developed at that time of year.'

Definitions

1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike.

2. not woody. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.

More examples(as adjective)

"borders can be herbaceous."

"plants can be herbaceous."

"perennials can be herbaceous."

"flowers can be herbaceous."

"species can be herbaceous."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin herbaceus ‘grassy’ (from herba ‘grass, herb’) + -ous.