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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Herbert

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A plant whose stem does not become woody and permanent, but dies, at least down to the ground, after flowering.
  • n. Grass; herbage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant in which the stem does not become woody and persistent, but dies annually or after flowering down to the ground at least: thus distinguished from a shrub or tree, which has a woody stem or trunk.
  • n. Specifically A herbaceous plant used officinally.
  • n. That part of a vegetable which springs from the root and is terminated by the fructification, including the stem or stalk, the leaves, etc.
  • n. Synonyms Plant, Shrub, etc. See vegetable, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
  • n. a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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