Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A garden of herbs; a cottage garden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A garden of herbs; a cottage garden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garden of herbs.

Etymologies

See herbarium. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On my way back to the main building from a morning spent in the herbary, I met Anselm coming from the cloister near the library.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • I went down to the herbary, and picked cockeburr and black lovage to seethe with wine to cleanse my blood of the venom, and borage to make a poultice to soothe the stitches.

    Wildfire

  • Some friends took me to the newly opened business as a birthday surprise , more than fifteen years ago, for a tour of the herbary and tea made from herbs gathered as we viewed the lovely garden by the owner, Pam Butcher.

    Nigella « Fairegarden

  • To a section of them, even infinitely minute, what celestial herbary would I not have given as a reliquary.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • They exchanged small, breathless comments on the brightness of the day, assured each other that they were not cold at all, and came through a small archway into the brick-walled herbary.

    Drums of Autumn

  • He wrote not from the dried specimens of earlier collectors -- from the shrivelled and rustling leaves of some old herbary -- from the philosophy and metaphysical analysis of other men's emotions, so much as from the glowing records of his own consciousness and experience, the fruits of grace and plants of righteousness, blooming and fragrant in the watered garden of his own heart.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • The herbary which the traveller brought to the Museum of Natural History, consists of 150 species, the most of them, however, of plants already known.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • Bruges cherries, when plots of marjoram and mint, of thyme and sweet-basil, filled the orchard and herbary of the Hospital of the Poor.

    Emily Brontë

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