from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass or similar vegetation used for pasturage.
- n. The fleshy, often edible parts of plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Herbs collectively.
- n. Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass.
- n. The fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
- n. The natural pasture of a land, considered as distinct from the land itself; hence, right of pasture (on another man's land).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Herbs collectively; green food beasts; grass; pasture.
- n. The liberty or right of pasture in the forest or in the grounds of another man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Herbaceous growth in general; vegetation; hence, pasturage; pasture-plants, as grass and clover.
- n. In English law, the liberty or right of pasture in the forest or grounds of another man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land
Middle English, from Old French erbage, from erbe; see herb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French herbage and Old French erbage, from Medieval Latin herbaticum, from Latin herba ("grass"). (Wiktionary)