What does the word herb mean?

Usage examples for herb

  1. The dinner basket was emptied heartily to make way for herb and flower, and at night the expedition homeward was crowned with stars along a road refreshed by mid- day thunder- showers and smelling of the rain in the dust, past meadows keenly scenting, gardens giving out their innermost balm and odour. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Thus spoke the King, to whom the Enchanted Lake, 28 Where from all sources Wisdom ever springs, Had given unknown the subtle powers that wake Our intuitions into cloudiest things, Won but by those, who, after passionate dreams, Taste the sharp herb and dare the solemn streams. – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. When the Queen marked Launfal go aside, she went his way, and seating herself upon the herb, called the knight before her. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France