from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A garden in which herbs and vegetables are grown; a herbarium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A garden; a pleasure garden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of harbor.
  • n. A Middle English form of arbor.


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  • The other half was given over to a pretty little herber full of flowers, and the undulation of the ground had made it possible for him to shape a short bench of earth, turfed over with wild thyme, for a seat.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • Hugh's house by Saint Mary's church had an enclosed garden behind it, a small central herber with grassed benches round it, and fruit trees to give shade.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • There was so short an interval, and so little weeding done, before the second pair appeared, that Cadfael could not choose but reason that the two couples must have met at the corner of his herber, and perhaps exchanged at least a friendly word or two, since they had travelled side by side the last miles of their road here.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • Whan ye shal go to your garden & seen the herber & grene trees smellynge [the] floures & fruytes with theyr swetnesse/meruaylle the grete power of god in his creatures/& thenne labour & engendre in your mynde

    A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out Of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges Of Holy Men

  • In a herber [37] green, asleep [38] where as I lay,

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 2

  • The marshall {e} shall {e} herber all {e} men in fere,

    Early English Meals and Manners

  • Tansey [104] is good hoot/els cast it not in your {e} clowche. all {e} man {er} of leesseȝ [105]/ye may forber {e}/herber {e} in yow none sowche.

    Early English Meals and Manners


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