1. of, relating to, or characteristic of an herb; herblike.
  2. (of plants or plant parts)
    1. not woody.
    2. having the texture, color, etc., of an ordinary foliage leaf.


  1. designating or relating to plants or plant parts that are fleshy as opposed to woodya herbaceous plant
  2. (of petals and sepals) green and leaflike
  3. of or relating to herbs

1640s, from Latin herbaceus, from herba (see herb).

  1. A flowering plant whose stem does not produce woody tissue and generally dies back at the end of each growing season. Both grasses and forbs are herbs.

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