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

  • n. Herbal medicine.
  • n. The study of the use of medicinal herbs around the world.
  • n. The business of growing, collecting, and distributing herbal products.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The practice or study of medicinal herbs.
  • n. Botany, the study of plants in general.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The knowledge of herbs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The knowledge of herbs.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • I chose what I was interested in learning, whether it was my graphology phase at age 10, psychology and NLP through from about 11 onwards, or writing, herbalism, photography (the passion that stuck) … basically I was encouraged to run with whatever I liked and see where it led.

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  • I see this passionate interest in vitamins and supplements in part as an extension of the traditional female-driven world of herbalism.

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  • She also penned a few books of her own—books on gardening and flowers and An English Herbal (1901), a two-volume nonfiction herbalism reference that remains in print today.

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