herbage


noun

  1. nonwoody vegetation.
  2. the succulent parts, leaves and stems, of herbaceous plants.
  3. Law. the right to pasture one’s cattle on another’s land.
  4. British. vegetation grazed by animals; pasturage.

noun

  1. herbaceous plants collectively, esp the edible parts on which cattle, sheep, etc, graze
  2. the vegetation of pasture land; pasturage
n.

late 14c., “non-woody plants collectively,” from Old French erbage or directly from Medieval Latin herbagium; see herb + -age.

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