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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 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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herbnoun [C]

 us   /ɜrb, hɜrb/
a type of plant with a soft stem, used in cooking and medicine
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