HyperDic: herb

English > 2 senses of the word herb:
NOUNplantherb, herbaceous planta plant lacking a permanent woody stem
foodherbaromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
herb > pronunciation
Soundser'b; hher'b
Rhymesadverb ... verb: 12 rhymes with erb...
English > herb: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningA plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests.
Synonymherbaceous plant
Partsvegetable, veggie, vegedible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
NarrowerAbyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana, Ensete ventricosum, Musa ensetelarge evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots
Alexander, Alexanders, black lovage, horse parsley, Smyrnium olusatrumEuropean herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
American ginseng, sang, Panax quinquefoliusNorth American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
Australian pitcher plant, Cephalotus follicularisA carnivorous perennial herb having a green pitcher and hinged lid both with red edges
Chinese forget-me-not, Cynoglossum amabilebiennial east Asian herb grown for its usually bright blue flowers
Dutchman's breeches, Dicentra cucullariaDelicate spring-flowering plant of the eastern United States having white flowers with double spurs
Egyptian henbane, Hyoscyamus muticuspoisonous herb whose leaves are a source of hyoscyamine
Indian lettuceA plant of the genus Montia having edible pleasant-tasting leaves
Indian plantainAny of various plants of the genus Cacalia having leaves resembling those of plantain
Joe-Pye weed, spotted Joe-Pye weed, Eupatorium maculatumNorth American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads
Joe-Pye weed, purple boneset, trumpet weed, marsh milkweed, Eupatorium purpureumNorth American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple
New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, Tetragonia expansacoarse sprawling Australasian plant with red or yellow flowers
Scopolia carniolicaherb that is a source of scopolamine
Virginia bluebell, Virginia cowslip, Mertensia virginicaSmooth erect herb of eastern North America having entire leaves and showy blue flowers that are pink in bud
acanthusAny plant of the genus Acanthus having large spiny leaves and spikes or white or purplish flowers
achilleaAny of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads
agrimonia, agrimonyA plant of the genus Agrimonia having spikelike clusters of small yellow flowers
alpine coltsfoot, Homogyne alpina, Tussilago alpinarhizomatous herb with purple-red flowers suitable for groundcover
alumroot, alumbloomAny of several herbs of the genus Heuchera
amaranthAny of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers
anchusaAny of various Old World herbs of the genus Anchusa having one-sided clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers
andryalaAny plant of the genus Andryala having milky sap and heads of bright yellow flowers
angelica, angeliqueAny of various tall and stout herbs of the genus Angelica having pinnately compound leaves and small white or greenish flowers in compound umbels
anise, anise plant, Pimpinella anisumNative to Egypt but cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and the oil from them used medicinally and as a flavoring in cookery
apple of Peru, shoo fly, Nicandra physaloidescoarse South American herb grown for its blue-and-white flowers followed by a bladderlike fruit enclosing a dry berry
arnicaAny of various rhizomatous usually perennial plants of the genus Arnica
arum, aroidAny plant of the family Araceae
asclepiadAny plant of the family Asclepiadaceae
asparagus, edible asparagus, Asparagus officinalesplant whose succulent young shoots are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
asparagus fern, Asparagus setaceous, Asparagus plumosusA fernlike plant native to South Africa
aspidistra, cast-iron plant, bar-room plant, Aspidistra elatioevergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves
astilbeAny plant of the genus Astilbe having compound leaves and showy panicles of tiny colorful flowers
astrantia, masterwortAny plant of the genus Astrantia
ayapana, Ayapana triplinervis, Eupatorium aya-panaLow spreading tropical American shrub with long slender leaves used to make a mildly stimulating drink resembling tea
baby blue-eyes, Nemophila menziesiiDelicate California annual having blue flowers marked with dark spots
balsamrootA plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots
banana, banana treeAny of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
barilla, Halogeton soudaAlgerian plant formerly burned to obtain calcium carbonate
barrenwort, bishop's hat, Epimedium grandiflorumSlow-growing creeping plant with semi-evergreen leaves on erect wiry stems
basilAny of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
basil thyme, basil balm, mother of thyme, Acinos arvensis, Satureja acinosfragrant European mint having clusters of small violet-and-white flowers
bedstrawAny of several plants of the genus Galium
beefsteak plant, Perilla frutescens crispaplant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage
belladonna, belladonna plant, deadly nightshade, Atropa belladonnaperennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries
bergeniaAny plant of the genus Bergenia
bird's foot trefoil, Trigonella ornithopodioidesOld World herb related to fenugreek
bird of paradise, Strelitzia reginaeOrnamental plant of tropical South Africa and South America having stalks of orange and purplish-blue flowers resembling a bird
black horehound, black archangel, fetid horehound, stinking horehound, Ballota nigraill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers
black salsify, viper's grass, scorzonera, Scorzonera hispanicaperennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots / carrots
bladderpodAny of several hairy North American herbs having yellow racemose flowers and inflated pods
bladderpodAny of several plants of the genus Physaria having racemose yellow flowers and inflated pods
bladderpodannual or perennial herbs with inflated seed pods
bleeding heart, lyreflower, lyre-flower, Dicentra spectabilisgarden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers
bloodroot, puccoon, redroot, tetterwort, Sanguinaria canadensisperennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties
bloodwortAny of various plants of the family Haemodoraceae
blue pimpernel, blue skullcap, mad-dog skullcap, mad-dog weed, Scutellaria laterifloraAn American mint that yields a resinous exudate used especially formerly as an antispasmodic
blueweed, blue devil, blue thistle, viper's bugloss, Echium vulgareA coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers
boneset, agueweed, thoroughwort, Eupatorium perfoliatumperennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads
borage, tailwort, Borago officinalishairy blue-flowered European annual herb long used in herbal medicine and eaten raw as salad greens or cooked like spinach
breadroot, Indian breadroot, pomme blanche, pomme de prairie, Psoralea esculentadensely hairy perennial of central North America having edible tuberous roots
buckwheat, Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum esculentumA member of the genus Fagopyrum
bugle, bugleweedAny of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia
bugleweed, Lycopus virginicusA mildly narcotic and astringent aromatic herb having small whitish flowers
bur reedmarsh plant having elongated linear leaves and round prickly fruit
bush peaAny of various plants of the genus Thermopsis having trifoliate leaves and yellow or purple racemose flowers
butterbur, bog rhubarb, Petasites hybridus, Petasites vulgarissmall Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers
buttercup, butterflower, butter-flower, crowfoot, goldcup, kingcupAny of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
butterweedAny of several yellow-flowered plants of the genus Packera
button snakeroot, Eryngium aquaticumcoarse prickly perennial eryngo with aromatic roots
calamintperennial aromatic herbs growing in hedgerows or scrub or open woodlands from western Europe to central Asia and in North America
campanula, bellflowerAny of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers
camphor dune tansy, Tanacetum camphoratumdensely hairy plant with rayless flowers
cannaAny plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers
caraway, Carum carviA Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed
cardamom, cardamon, Elettaria cardamomumrhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning
carnivorous plantplants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
carrot, cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativaperennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots
caryophyllaceous plantA plant of the family Caryophyllaceae
cat's foot, cat's feet, pussytoes, Antennaria dioicalow-growing perennial herb having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flowers
catmint, catnip, Nepeta catariahairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike
celeriac, celery root, knob celery, root celery, turnip-rooted celery, Apium graveolens rapaceumGrown for its thickened edible aromatic root
celery, cultivated celery, Apium graveolens dulceWidely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
chaenactisAny of several United States plants having long stalks of funnel-shaped white or yellow flowers
chamois cress, Pritzelago alpina, Lepidium alpinasmall tufted perennial herb of mountains of central and southern Europe having very small flowers of usually leafless stems
chamomile, camomile, Chamaemelum nobilis, Anthemis nobilisEurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally
chervil, beaked parsley, Anthriscus cereifoliumaromatic annual Old World herb cultivated for its finely divided and often curly leaves for use especially in soups and salads
chickweedAny of various plants of the genus Stellaria
chicory, succory, chicory plant, Cichorium intybusperennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads
clammyweed, Polanisia graveolens, Polanisia dodecandrastrong-scented herb common in southern United States covered with intermixed gland and hairs
climbing onion, Bowiea volubilisMuch-branched leafless twining South African herb cultivated as an ornamental for its bright green stems growing from large aboveground bulbs
clover, trefoilA plant of the genus Trifolium
cockscomb, common cockscomb, Celosia cristata, Celosia argentea cristatagarden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
coleus, flame nettleAny of various Old World tropical plants of the genus Coleus having multicolored decorative leaves and spikes of blue flowers
coltsfoot, Tussilago farfaraperennial herb with large rounded leaves resembling a colt's foot and yellow flowers appearing before the leaves do
columbo, American columbo, deer's-ear, deer's-ears, pyramid plant, American gentianAny of various tall perennial herbs constituting the genus Frasera
comfrey, cumfreyperennial herbs of Europe and Iran
common amsinckia, Amsinckia intermediaAnnual of western United States with coiled spikes of yellow-orange coiled flowers
common unicorn plant, devil's claw, common devil's claw, elephant-tusk, proboscis flower, ram's horn, Proboscidea louisianicaAnnual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
coral necklace, Illecebrum verticullatumglabrous annual with slender taproot and clusters of white flowers
coreopsis, tickseed, tickweed, tick-weedAny of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods
coriander, coriander plant, Chinese parsley, cilantro, Coriandrum sativumOld World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley
corn saladA plant of the genus Valerianella
costmary, alecost, bible leaf, mint geranium, balsam herb, Tanacetum balsamita, Chrysanthemum balsamitatansy-scented Eurasian perennial herb with buttonlike yellow flowers
costusroot, Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappaannual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs / furs
cottonweedAny of various plants of the genus Froelichia found in sandy soils and on rocky slopes in warmer regions of America
cow parsley, wild chervil, Anthriscus sylvestriscoarse erect biennial Old World herb introduced as a weed in eastern North America
cow parsnip, hogweed, Heracleum sphondyliumtall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers
creeping zinnia, Sanvitalia procumbensLow-branching leafy annual with flower heads resembling zinnias
crotalaria, rattleboxAny of various plants of the genus Crotalaria having inflated pods within which the seeds rattle
crucifer, cruciferous plantAny of various plants of the family Cruciferae
cumin, Cuminum cyminumDwarf Mediterranean annual long cultivated for its aromatic seeds
cupflower, nierembergiaAny of various plants of the genus Nierembergia having upturned bell-shaped flowers
dagga, Cape dagga, red dagga, wilde dagga, Leonotis leonurusrelatively nontoxic South African herb smoked like tobacco
dandelion, blowballAny of several herbs of the genus Taraxacum having long tap roots and deeply notched leaves and bright yellow flowers followed by fluffy seed balls
dead nettleAny of various plants of the genus Lamium having clusters of small usually purplish flowers with two lips
dill, Anethum graveolensaromatic Old World herb having aromatic threadlike foliage and seeds used as seasoning
dock, sorrel, sour grassAny of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
dog's mercury, dog mercury, Mercurialis perennisEuropean perennial weedy plant with greenish flowers
dog fennel, Eupatorium capillifoliumweedy plant of southeastern United States having divided leaves and long clusters of greenish flowers
drabaAny of numerous low-growing cushion-forming plants of the genus Draba having rosette-forming leaves and terminal racemes of small flowers with scapose or leafy stems
dragonhead, dragon's head, Dracocephalum parviflorumAmerican herb having sharply serrate lanceolate leaves and spikes of blue to violet flowers
drypisspiny-leaved perennial herb of southern Europe having terminal clusters of small flowers
earthnut, Conopodium denudatumA common European plant having edible tubers with the flavor of roasted chestnuts
eggplant, aubergine, brinjal, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, Solanum melongenahairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable
elephant's-footAny plant of the genus Elephantopus having heads of blue or purple flowers
elsholtziaAny of various aromatic herbs of the genus Elsholtzia having blue or purple flowers in one-sided spikes
endive, witloof, Cichorium endiviaWidely cultivated herb with leaves valued as salad green
evening primroseAny of several plants of the family Onagraceae
false bugbane, Trautvetteria carolinensistall perennial of the eastern United States having large basal leaves and white summer flowers
false foxglove, Aureolaria pedicularia, Gerardia pediculariamulti-stemmed North American annual having solitary axillary dark golden-yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove
false foxglove, Aureolaria virginica, Gerardia virginicasparsely branched North American perennial with terminal racemes of bright yellow flowers resembling those of the foxglove
false gromwellAny of several North American perennial herbs with hairy foliage and small yellowish or greenish flowers
false nettle, bog hempAny of several flowering weeds of the genus Boehmeria lacking stinging hairs
false rue anemone, false rue, Isopyrum biternatumSlender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers
fennelAny of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
fenugreek, Greek clover, Trigonella foenumgraecumAnnual herb or southern Europe and eastern Asia having off-white flowers and aromatic seeds used medicinally and in curry
feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, Chrysanthemum partheniumbushy aromatic European perennial herb having clusters of buttonlike white-rayed flower heads
feverroot, horse gentian, tinker's root, wild coffee, Triostium perfoliatumcoarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers
fiesta flower, Pholistoma auritum, Nemophila auritastraggling California annual herb with deep purple or violet flowers
flaxplant of the genus Linum that is cultivated for its seeds and for the fibers of its stem
fleabane, feabane mullet, Pulicaria dysentericahairy perennial Eurasian herb with yellow daisylike flowers reputed to destroy or drive away fleas
foamflower, coolwart, false miterwort, false mitrewort, Tiarella cordifoliastoloniferous white-flowered spring-blooming woodland plant
forget-me-not, mouse ear, Myosotis scorpiodessmall perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
foxglove, digitalisAny of several plants of the genus Digitalis
fraxinella, dittany, burning bush, gas plant, Dictamnus albaEurasian perennial herb with white flowers that emit flammable vapor in hot weather
fringepod, lacepodannual herb having pinnatifid basal leaves and slender racemes of small white flowers followed by one-seeded winged silicles
fumitory, fumewort, fumeroot, Fumaria officinalisDelicate European herb with greyish leaves and spikes of purplish flowers
galax, galaxy, wandflower, beetleweed, coltsfoot, Galax urceolatatufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall
garden forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvaticasmall biennial to perennial herb of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia having blue, purple or white flowers
geraniumAny of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
gesneriaAny plant of the genus Gesneria
giant buttercup, Laccopetalum giganteumSpectacular perennial native of wet montane grasslands of Peru
giant hyssopAny of a number of aromatic plants of the genus Agastache
gingerperennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
ginseng, nin-sin, Panax ginseng, Panax schinseng, Panax pseudoginsengChinese herb with palmately compound leaves and small greenish flowers and forked aromatic roots believed to have medicinal powers
gipsywort, gypsywort, Lycopus europaeushairy Eurasian herb with two-lipped white flowers
glasswort, samphire, Salicornia europaeafleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers
globe thistleAny of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers
globeflower, globe flowerAny of several plants of the genus Trollius having globose yellow flowers
goat's rue, goat rue, Galega officinalistall bushy European perennial grown for its pinnate foliage and slender spikes of blue flowers
golden groundsel, golden ragwort, Packera aurea, Senecio aureusweedy herb of the eastern United States to Texas having golden-yellow flowers
goldenseal, golden seal, yellow root, turmeric root, Hydrastis Canadensisperennial herb of northeastern United States having a thick knotted yellow rootstock / rootstock and large rounded leaves
goldthread, golden thread, Coptis groenlandica, Coptis trifolia groenlandicalow-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock / rootstock and white flowers
goosefootAny of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
grains of paradise, Guinea grains, Guinea pepper, melagueta pepper, Aframomum meleguetaWest African plant bearing pungent peppery seeds
gramineous plant, graminaceous plantcosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
green gentian, Frasera speciosa, Swertia speciosatall herb with panicles of white flowers flushed with green
gromwell, Lithospermum officinaleEuropean perennial branching plant
ground cherry, husk tomatoAny of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk
gumweed, gum plant, tarweed, rosinweedAny of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally
halogeton, Halogeton glomeratusA coarse annual herb introduced into North America from Siberia
hawkweedAny of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion
hawkweedAny of various plants of the genus Pilosella
heartleaf, heart-leaf, Asarum shuttleworthiiwild ginger having persistent heart-shaped pungent leaves
hedge mustard, Sisymbrium officinalestiffly branching Old World annual with pale yellow flowers
hedge nettle, dead nettle, Stachys sylvaticafoul-smelling perennial Eurasiatic herb with a green creeping rhizome
hedge nettle, Stachys palustrisperennial herb with an odorless rhizome widespread in moist places in northern hemisphere
hemp agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinumcoarse European herb with palmately divided leaves and clusters of small reddish-purple flower heads
hemp nettle, dead nettle, Galeopsis tetrahitcoarse bristly Eurasian plant with white or reddish flowers and foliage resembling that of a nettle
henbane, black henbane, stinking nightshade, Hyoscyamus nigerpoisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers
hepatica, liverleafAny of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring
herb Paris, Paris quadrifoliaEuropean herb with yellow-green flowers resembling and closely related to the trilliums
herb mercury, herbs mercury, boys-and-girls, Mercurialis annuaEurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed
herbage, pasturagesucculent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land
hoary alison, hoary alyssum, Berteroa incanatall European annual with downy grey-green foliage and dense heads of small white flowers followed by hairy pods
hoary puccoon, Indian paint, Lithospermum canescensperennial North American plant with greyish hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment
honesty, silver dollar, money plant, satin flower, satinpod, Lunaria annuaSoutheastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
horehoundAny of various aromatic herbs of the genus Marrubium
horse balm, horseweed, stoneroot, stone-root, richweed, stone root, Collinsonia canadensisErect perennial strong-scented with serrate pointed leaves and a loose panicle of yellowish flowers
horseradish, horse radish, red cole, Armoracia rusticanacoarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root
hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinalebiennial shrub of Europe and western Asia having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and dark reddish-purple flowers
hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum virginaticumperennial shrub of North America having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and pale-blue to purple flowers
hyssop, Hyssopus officinalisA European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery
inulaAny plant of the genus Inula
ironweed, vernoniaAny of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions / regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue
jewelweed, lady's earrings, orange balsam, celandine, touch-me-not, Impatiens capensisNorth American annual plant with usually yellow or orange flowers
kangaroo paw, kangaroo's paw, kangaroo's-foot, kangaroo-foot plant, Australian sword lily, Anigozanthus manglesiisedgelike spring-flowering herb having clustered flowers covered with woolly hairs
kidney vetch, Anthyllis vulnerariaperennial Eurasian herb having heads of red or yellow flowers and common in meadows and pastures
kniphofia, tritoma, flame flower, flame-flower, flameflowerA plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
krigiaAny small branched yellow-flowered North American herb of the genus Krigia
ladies' tobacco, lady's tobacco, Antennaria plantaginifoliaNorth American perennial propagated by means of runners
lamb succory, dwarf nipplewort, Arnoseris minimasmall European herb with small yellow flowers
large-flowered fiddleneck, Amsinckia grandifloraAnnual of the western United States having large coiled flower spikes
legume, leguminous plantAn erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
lemon balm, garden balm, sweet balm, bee balm, beebalm, Melissa officinalisbushy perennial Old World mint having small white or yellowish flowers and fragrant lemon-flavored leaves
leopard's-bane, leopardbaneAny of several herbs of the genus Doronicum having alternate often clasping stem leaves cultivated for their long stalks of yellow flower heads
leopard plantAny of various plants of temperate Eurasia
lettuceAny of various plants of the genus Lactuca
licorice, liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabradeep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves
lion's-ear, Leonotis nepetaefolia, Leonotis nepetifoliapantropical herb having whorls of striking lipped flowers
lion's foot, gall of the earth, Nabalus serpentarius, Prenanthes serpentariaCommon perennial herb widely distributed in the southern and eastern United States having drooping clusters of pinkish flowers and thick basal leaves suggesting a lion's foot in shape
loasaAny of various perennial South American plants of the genus Loasa having stinging hairs and showy white or yellow or reddish-orange flowers
lobeliaAny plant or flower of the genus Lobelia
loosestrifeAny of various herbs and subshrubs of the genus Lysimachia
lovage, Levisticum officinaleherb native to southern Europe
mandrake, devil's apples, Mandragora officinarumA plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers
marantaAny of numerous herbs of the genus Maranta having tuberous starchy roots and large sheathing leaves
marsh felwort, Swertia perenniaperennial of damp places in mountains of Eurasia and North America having dull-colored blue or violet flowers
martynia, Martynia annuasprawling annual or perennial herb of Central America and West Indies having creamy-white to red-purple bell-shaped flowers followed by unusual horned fruit
mayapple, May apple, wild mandrake, Podophyllum peltatumNorth American herb with poisonous root stock and edible though insipid fruit
medic, medick, trefoilAny of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
milk thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, holy thistle, blessed thistle, Silybum marianumtall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads
milkweed, silkweedAny of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
mintAny north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
miterwort, mitrewort, bishop's capAny of various rhizomatous perennial herbs of the genus Mitella having a capsule resembling a bishop's miter
molucca balm, bells of Ireland, Molucella laevisaromatic annual with a tall stems of small whitish flowers enclosed in a greatly enlarged saucer-shaped or bell-shaped calyx
monarda, wild bergamotAny of various aromatic herbs of the genus Monarda
moon carrot, stone parsleyAny plant of the genus Seseli having dense umbels of small white or pink flowers and finely divided foliage
motherwort, Leonurus cardiacabitter Old World herb of hedgerows and woodland margins having toothed leaves and white or pale pink flowers
mountain mintAny of a number of perennial herbs of the genus Pycnanthemum
mouse-ear chickweed, mouse eared chickweed, mouse ear, clammy chickweed, chickweedAny of various plants related to the common chickweed
mullein, flannel leaf, velvet plantAny of various plants of the genus Verbascum having large usually woolly leaves and terminal spikes of yellow or white or purplish flowers
mustang mint, Monardella lanceolatafragrant California annual herb having lanceolate leaves and clusters of rose-purple flowers
nasturtiumAny tropical American plant of the genus Tropaeolum having pungent juice and long-spurred yellow to red flowers
nemophilaAny plant of the genus Nemophila
okra, gumbo, okra plant, lady's-finger, Abelmoschus esculentus, Hibiscus esculentustall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews
one-flowered wintergreen, one-flowered pyrola, Moneses uniflora, Pyrola unifloraDelicate evergreen dwarf herb of north temperate regions having a solitary white terminal flower
orach, oracheAny of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes
origanumAny of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
oxalis, sorrel, wood sorrelAny plant or flower of the genus Oxalis
parsley, Petroselinum crispumAnnual or perennial herb with aromatic leaves
parsnip, Pastinaca sativaA strong-scented plant cultivated for its edible root
pellitory, pellitory-of-Spain, Anacyclus pyrethrumA small Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache
pellitory-of-the-wall, wall pellitory, pellitory, Parietaria difussaherb that grows in crevices having long narrow leaves and small pink apetalous flowers
pennyroyal, American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioidesErect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers
peperomiaAny of various plants of the genus Peperomia
periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca roseacommonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
phloxAny polemoniaceous plant of the genus Phlox
physostegiaAny of various plants of the genus Physostegia having sessile linear to oblong leaves and showy white or rose or lavender flowers
pia, Indian arrowroot, Tacca leontopetaloides, Tacca pinnatifidaperennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia
pickaback plant, piggyback plant, youth-on-age, Tolmiea menziesiiVigorous perennial herb with flowers in erect racemes and having young / young plants develop at the junction of a leaf blade and the leafstalk
pimpernelAny of several plants of the genus Anagallis
pineapple, pineapple plant, Ananas comosusA tropical American plant bearing a large fleshy edible fruit with a terminal tuft of stiff leaves
pineapple weed, rayless chamomile, Matricaria matricarioidesannual aromatic weed of Pacific coastal areas (United States and northeastern Asia) having bristle-pointed leaves and rayless yellow flowers
pipsissewa, prince's pineAny of several plants of the genus Chimaphila
plantainAny of numerous plants of the genus Plantago
plantain lily, day lilyAny of numerous perennials having mounds of sumptuous broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers
plumbagoAny plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
pokeweedperennial of the genus Phytolacca
polemoniumAny plant of the genus Polemonium
prairie mimosa, prickle-weed, Desmanthus ilinoensisperennial herb of North American prairies having dense heads of small white flowers
prickly poppy, argemone, white thistle, devil's figAny plant of the genus Argemone having large white or yellow flowers and prickly leaves and stems and pods
primrose, primulaAny of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
pteropogon, Pteropogon humboltianumsouthern Australian plant having feathery hairs surrounding the fruit
puccoon, Lithospermum carolinienseperennial plant of eastern North America having hairy foliage yielding a red or yellow pigment
purslaneA plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb
pyrethrum, Dalmatian pyrethrum, Dalmatia pyrethrum, Tanacetum cinerariifolium, Chrysanthemum cinerariifoliumwhite-flowered pyrethrum of Balkan area whose pinnate leaves are white and silky-hairy below
rattlesnake root, Prenanthes purpureaherb of central and southern Europe having purple florets
rattlesnake rootA plant of the genus Nabalus
red fox, Celosia argenteaweedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
resedaAny plant of the genus Reseda
rhubarb, rhubarb plantplants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps
rock purslaneA plant of the genus Calandrinia
rocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, arugula, Eruca sativa, Eruca vesicaria sativaErect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalisWidely cultivated for its fragrant grey-green leaves used in cooking and in perfumery
rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolensEuropean strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves
safflower, false saffron, Carthamus tinctoriusthistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil
sage, salviaAny of various plants of the genus Salvia
sainfoin, sanfoin, holy clover, esparcet, Onobrychis viciifolia, Onobrychis viciaefoliaEurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods
salad burnet, burnet bloodwort, pimpernel, Poterium sanguisorbaEuropean garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads
salpiglossisAny plant of the genus Salpiglossis
salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifoliusMediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root
sand devil's claw, Proboscidea arenaria, Martynia arenariaalternatively placed in genus Martynia
sanicle, snakerootA plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit
savoryAny of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees
savory, Micromeria julianaDwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions
sawwort, Serratula tinctoriaEuropean perennial whose serrate leaves yield a yellow dye
saxifrage, breakstone, rockfoilAny of various plants of the genus Saxifraga
scentless camomile, scentless false camomile, scentless mayweed, scentless hayweed, corn mayweed, Tripleurospermum inodorum, Matricaria inodorumubiquitous European annual weed with white flowers and finely divided leaves naturalized and sometimes cultivated in eastern North America
sea-rocket, Cakile maritimasalt-tolerant seashore annual grown for its fragrant rose or violet flowers and fleshy grey-green foliage
sea kale, sea cole, Crambe maritimaperennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs
sea milkwort, sea trifoly, black saltwort, Glaux maritimaA small fleshy herb common along North American seashores and in brackish marshes having pink or white flowers
sedumAny of various plants of the genus Sedum
self-heal, heal all, Prunella vulgarisdecumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties
sesame, benne, benni, benny, Sesamum indicumEast Indian annual erect herb
shamrock pea, Parochetus communisTrailing trifoliate Asiatic and African herb having cobalt blue flowers
sheep plant, vegetable sheep, Raoulia lutescens, Raoulia australisperennial prostrate mat-forming herb with hoary woolly foliage
simpleAny herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
skullcap, helmetflowerA herbaceous plant of the genus Scutellaria which has a calyx that, when inverted, resembles a helmet with its visor raised
sneezeweedAny of various plants of the genus Helenium characteristically causing sneezing
spiderflower, cleomeAny of various often strong-smelling plants of the genus Cleome having showy spider-shaped flowers
spiderwort, dayflowerAny plant of the family Commelinaceae
spurge nettle, tread-softly, devil nettle, pica-pica, Cnidoscolus urens, Jatropha urens, Jatropha stimulosusA stinging herb of tropical America
squirrel corn, Dicentra canadensisAmerican plant with cream-colored flowers and tuberous roots resembling kernels of corn
stapelia, carrion flower, starfish flowerAny of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers
steviaAny plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers
steviaAny plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia
stickweedAny of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing
stone parsley, Sison amomumA slender roadside herb of western Europe and Mediterranean areas that has foliage resembling parsley and has white flowers with aromatic seeds
stonecress, stone cressAny Old World herb of the genus Aethionema
strawberryAny of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
suksdorfiaAny of several American plants of the genus Suksdorfia having orbicular to kidney-shaped somewhat succulent leaves and white or rose or violet flowers in terminal panicles
sweet cicely, Myrrhis odorataEuropean herb with soft ferny leaves and white flowers
sweet coltsfoot, Petasites sagitattusAmerican sweet-scented herb
sweet false chamomile, wild chamomile, German chamomile, Matricaria recutita, Matricaria chamomillaannual Eurasian herb similar in fragrance and medicinal uses to chamomile though taste is more bitter and effect is considered inferior
sweet unicorn plant, Proboscidea fragrans, Martynia fragransA herbaceous plant of the genus Proboscidea
tansy-leaved rocket, Hugueninia tanacetifolia, Sisymbrium tanacetifoliaperennial stellate and hairy herb with small yellow flowers of mountains of southern Europe
tansy mustard, Descurainia pinnataNorth American herb with bitter-tasting pinnate leaves resembling those of tansy
tarweedAny of various resinous glandular plants of the genus Madia
tassel flower, Emilia coccinea, Emilia javanica, Emilia flammea, Cacalia javanica, Cacalia luteaTropical African annual having scarlet tassel-shaped flower heads
tassel flower, Emilia sagittaTropical Asiatic annual cultivated for its small tassel-shaped heads of scarlet flowers
teasel, teazel, teasleAny of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts
thorny amaranth, Amaranthus spinosusErect annual of tropical central Asia and Africa having a pair of divergent spines at most leaf nodes
thymeAny of various mints of the genus Thymus
tobacco, tobacco plantaromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
tomato, love apple, tomato plant, Lycopersicon esculentumNative to South America
turfing daisy, Tripleurospermum oreades tchihatchewii, Matricaria oreadesmat-forming perennial herb of Asia Minor
turfing daisy, Tripleurospermum tchihatchewii, Matricaria tchihatchewiiLow densely tufted perennial herb of Turkey having small white flowers
turmeric, Curcuma longa, Curcuma domesticaWidely cultivated tropical plant of India having yellow flowers and a large aromatic deep yellow rhizome
umbellifer, umbelliferous plantAny of numerous aromatic herbs of the family Umbelliferae
umbrella plant, Indian rhubarb, Darmera peltata, Peltiphyllum peltatumrhizomatous perennial herb with large dramatic peltate leaves and white to bright pink flowers in round heads on leafless stems
vegetableAny of various herbaceous plants cultivated for an edible part such as the fruit or the root of the beet or the leaf of spinach or the seeds of bean plants or the flower buds of broccoli or cauliflower
vegetable sheep, sheep plant, Haastia pulvinariscushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs
violaAny of the numerous plants of the genus Viola
wall rocket, Diplotaxis muralis, Diplotaxis tenuifoliayellow-flowered European plant that grows on old walls and in waste places
wasabiA Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root
water horehound, Lycopus americanusaromatic perennial herb of United States
waterleafAny of several plants of the genus Hydrophyllum
white rocket, Diplotaxis erucoidesFrom Mediterranean region
white snakeroot, white sanicle, Ageratina altissima, Eupatorium rugosumAmerican herb having flat-topped clusters of small white flower heads
wild basil, cushion calamint, Clinopodium vulgare, Satureja vulgarisaromatic herb having heads of small pink or whitish flowers
wild celery, Apium graveolensherb of Europe and temperate Asia
wild gingerlow-growing perennial herb with pungent gingery leaves and rhizomes
wild licorice, wild liquorice, American licorice, American liquorice, Glycyrrhiza lepidotaNorth American plant similar to true licorice and having a root with similar properties
wild senna, Senna marilandica, Cassia marilandicaNorth American perennial herb
wild vanilla, Trilisa odoratissimaperennial of southeastern United States with leaves having the fragrance of vanilla / vanilla
willowherbA plant of the genus Epilobium having pink or yellow flowers and seeds with silky hairs
winged pea, asparagus pea, Lotus tetragonolobussprawling European annual having a 4-winged edible pod
winter aconite, Eranthis hyemalissmall Old World perennial herb grown for its bright yellow flowers which appear in early spring often before snow is gone
winter heliotrope, sweet coltsfoot, Petasites fragransEuropean herb with vanilla-scented white-pink flowers
wintergreen, pyrolaAny of several evergreen perennials of the genus Pyrola
woadAny of several herbs of the genus Isatis
wood mintAmerican herb of genus Blephilia with more or less hairy leaves and clusters of purplish or bluish flowers
wortusually used in combination
yellow bells, California yellow bells, whispering bells, Emmanthe pendulifloraviscid herb of arid or desert habitats of southwestern United States having pendulous yellow flowers
yerba buena, Micromeria chamissonis, Micromeria douglasii, Satureja douglasiiTrailing perennial evergreen herb of northwestern United States with small white flowers
yerba mansa, Anemopsis californicastoloniferous herb of southwestern United States and Mexico having a pungent rootstock / rootstock and small spicate flowers with white bracts suggesting an anemone
Broadervascular plant, tracheophytegreen plant having a vascular system
Spanishherbácea, hierba, planta herbácea
Catalanherbàcia, herba, planta herbàcia
Adjectivesherbalof or relating to herbs
English > herb: 2 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningaromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities.
Narrowerangelicaaromatic stems or leaves or roots of Angelica Archangelica
basil, sweet basilleaves of the common basil
bay leafdried leaf of the bay laurel
borageAn herb whose leaves are used to flavor sauces and punches
carawayleaves used sparingly in soups and stews
chervilFresh ferny parsley-like leaves used as a garnish with chicken and veal and omelets and green salads and spinach
chivescylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning
comfrey, healing herbleaves make a popular tisane
coriander, Chinese parsley, cilantroParsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish
costmaryleaves used sparingly (because of bitter overtones) in sauces and soups and stuffings
dill, dill weedaromatic threadlike foliage of the dill plant used as seasoning
fennel, common fennelleaves used for seasoning
fines herbesA mixture of finely chopped fresh herbs
hyssopbitter leaves used sparingly in salads
lemon balmlemony leaves used for a tisane or in soups or fruit punches
lovagestalks eaten like celery or candied like angelica
marjoram, oreganopungent leaves used as seasoning with meats and fowl and in stews and soups and omelets
mintThe leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
parsleyaromatic herb with flat or crinkly leaves that are cut finely and used to garnish food
rosemaryExtremely pungent leaves used fresh or dried as seasoning for especially meats
rueleaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution
sagearomatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game / game etc
savory, savouryEither of two aromatic herbs of the mint family
sweet cicelyFresh ferny leaves and green seeds used as garnish in salads and cold vegetables
sweet woodruff, waldmeisterfragrant dark green leaves used to flavor May wine
tarragon, estragonFresh leaves (or leaves preserved in vinegar) used as seasoning
tea, tea leafdried leaves of the tea shrub
thymeleaves can be used as seasoning for almost any meat and stews and stuffings and vegetables
Broaderflavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoningSomething added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Spanishhierba, hierbas, yerba, yerbas
Catalanherba, herbes
Adjectivesherbalof or relating to herbs

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