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herbaceous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj herbaceous characteristic of a nonwoody herb or plant part
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Herbaceous Of or pertaining to herbs; having the nature, texture, or characteristics, of an herb; as, herbaceous plants; an herbaceous stem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • herbaceous Pertaining to or of the nature of herbs.
    • herbaceous Feeding on vegetables; herbivorous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Herbaceous pertaining to, or of the nature of, herbs:
    • adj Herbaceous (bot.) having a soft stem that dies to the root annually
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. herbaceus, grassy. See Herb
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. herbe—L. herba, akin to Gr. phorbē, pasture—pherbein, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

But the number of herbaceous plants is great.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Like the former, it was a herbaceous plant, but of a very different appearance.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Hence herbaceous plants tend to have divided, bushes and trees entire, leaves.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Botanically the Rhubarb is allied to the Dock and Sorrel, and all the species are herbaceous.
"The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare" by Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
Also numerous herbaceous and succulent plants are productive of bottom offset suckers from the roots, by which they may be increased.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
These are very small plants, found only in damp places on dead herbaceous plants.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The Gossypium is either herbaceous, shrubby, or treelike, varying in height from three to twenty feet.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
In winter when herbaceous vegetation was dormant cottontails did not cross open fields.
"Home Range and Movements of the Eastern Cottontail in Kansas" by Donald W. Janes
The banana is a herbaceous plant, and after fruiting its top dies; but it annually sprouts up again fresh from the roots.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
It appears on decaying herbaceous plants, and on old wood, forming effused black velvety patches.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
The banana is an herbaceous plant, without any woody matter: the trunk of each is formed of leaves placed one above the other.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
Sir Isaac surveyed the house thoughtfully for some moments from the turf edging of the great herbaceous border.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Rather rare on fallen stems of herbaceous plants, but widely distributed, New England to Oregon and Washington.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Job Toms' herbaceous border was but a melancholy spectacle as yet.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The plant is herbaceous, dying down annually leaving the tubers, which multiply very rapidly.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
It is a hardy herbaceous plant, which attains a height of 2 or 3 ft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
This month bedding plants are valuable as July is not a good month for herbaceous perennials.
"Small Gardens" by Violet Purton Biddle
They are umbelliferous, and mostly perennial, herbaceous plants, but a few are biennial.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
It is a herbaceous perennial, with an erect branching stem about 2 feet high.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Between these regions of tree culture lie zones of different herbaceous culture, cereals, vegetables and textile plants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Herbaceous plants such as stinging nettle and sheep sorrel offer up their mineral-rich stores.
Quench your thirst for flavor with fruity and herbaceous waters.
Wyoming big sagebrush is often manipulated to decrease its density and encourage the growth of herbaceous plants.
Glory Be, an early-season, single-flowered herbaceous peony.
Avanti Café's executive chef and co-owner Mark Cleveland prepares Zhug, a herbaceous hot sauce that adds pizzazz to everything from fish to kebobs to soup.
During the August 19 excursion, the hikers learned how to identify wild herbaceous plants of the Catskill Mountains.
Herbaceous perennials are a great addition to any garden and come in many colors, sizes, shapes and growth habits.
The most delicious, herbaceous, nearly floral falafels on the planet.
She started her empire by creating the most delicious, herbaceous, nearly floral falafels on the planet and selling them at the Kingfield Farmers Market as Foxy Falafel, alongside her homemade kombucha and bicycle-powered smoothies.
Refuge biologist Eric Cole tells The Jackson Hole News and Guide there will be a total of 11,677 tons of herbaceous plants available for forage through this winter.
The commonly seen stiff, bushy herbaceous floral/plant with it's one inch in diameter light purple pom pom flowers is spotted knapweed.
Herbaceous perennials are the plants gardeners most commonly call perennials .
Men who are uncomplicated and enterprising tend to go for fresh citrus, zesty, and herbaceous scents .
Braising the bird first in a mix of coffee, apple cider vinegar and cane syrup or brown sugar results in marvelously complex flavors—sweet, bitter and herbaceous.
This cosmos is a historic herbaceous plant that fills summer gardens with showy flowers in an orderly arrangement of cosmic proportions.
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In science:

The one on the left classifies pixels into three classes: riparian woodland, green herbaceous vegetation, and spiny aster.
A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration
The six clusters correspond to the three classes used riparian woodland, green herbaceous vegetation, and spiny aster, plus three new classes corresponding to stressed herbaceous vegetation, sparsely vegetated/bare soil, and water.
A Near-Term Quantum Computing Approach for Hard Computational Problems in Space Exploration
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