herb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “herb” in the English Dictionary

"herb" in British English

See all translations

herbnoun [C]

uk   /hɜːb/  us   /ɝːb/
B1 a ​type of ​plant whose ​leaves are used in ​cooking to give ​flavour to ​particulardishes or in making ​medicine: dried/​fresh herbs Basil, ​oregano, ​thyme, and ​rosemary are all herbs. A ​largerange of herbs and ​spices are used in ​SouthAsiancooking.
More examples
(Definition of herb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"herb" in American English

See all translations

herbnoun [C]

 us   /ɜrb, hɜrb/
a ​type of ​plant with a ​softstem, used in ​cooking and ​medicine
(Definition of herb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “herb”
in Korean 허브…
in Arabic عُشْب…
in Malaysian herba…
in French herbe (aromatique, médicinale)…
in Russian пряная или лекарственная трава…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用作調味品或藥材的)香草,藥草…
in Italian erba aromatica…
in Turkish şifalı ot/bitki…
in Polish zioło…
in Spanish hierba…
in Vietnamese thảo dược…
in Portuguese erva…
in Thai สมุนไพร…
in German das Kraut…
in Catalan herba…
in Japanese ハーブ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用作调味品或药材的)香草,药草…
in Indonesian tumbuh-tumbuhan untuk bumbu dan jamu…
What is the pronunciation of herb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More