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herb

noun [C] uk   /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 cooking.
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in Arabic عُشْب…
in Korean 허브…
in Malaysian herba…
in French herbe (aromatique, médicinale)…
in Turkish şifalı ot/bitki…
in Italian erba aromatica…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用作調味品或藥材的)香草,藥草…
in Russian пряная или лекарственная трава…
in Polish zioło…
in Vietnamese thảo dược…
in Spanish hierba…
in Portuguese erva…
in Thai สมุนไพร…
in German das Kraut…
in Catalan herba…
in Japanese ハーブ…
in Indonesian tumbuh-tumbuhan untuk bumbu dan jamu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用作调味品或药材的)香草,药草…
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