from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. simple, straightforward, clear, or certain
- adj. decided, set, settled, not open to change
- adj. (obsolete) lacking freshness or spontaneity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. prepered beforehand; not spontaneous.
1710, from herbs being cut and dried for sale, rather than fresh. (Wiktionary)