Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing herbs.
  • n. A book about plants and herbs, especially those that are useful to humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made from or with herbs.
  • adj. Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials.
  • n. A manual of herbs and their medical uses
  • n. An herbal supplement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to herbs.
  • n. A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.
  • n. A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or consisting of herbs.
  • n. A book in which plants are classified and described; a treatise on the kinds, qualities, uses, etc., of plants; a book of systematic and officinal botany.
  • n. A herbarium.

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

  • adj. of or relating to herbs
  • n. tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs

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