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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.

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(Definition of herb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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herbnoun [C]

 us   /ɜrb, hɜrb/
a ​type of ​plant with a ​softstem, used in ​cooking and ​medicine
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