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English definition of “herb”

herb

noun [C]     /hɜːb/ US  /ɝːb/
B1 a type of plant whose leaves are used in cooking to give flavour to particular dishes or in making medicine: dried/fresh herbs Basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary are all herbs. A large range of herbs and spices are used in South Asian cookery.Types of plantHerbs and spices
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