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Meaning of “herb” in the English Dictionary

"herb" in British English

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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
(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…
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