Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or like herbs.

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Usage examples "herbaceous":

  1. Some few species are almost confined to the stems of herbaceous plants. - "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
  2. " I did not know Jobey knew what a herbaceous border is," said Audrey. - "Anxious Audrey", Mabel Quiller-Couch.
  3. As the growth and cell- division continue in the cells below this thin elastic cork- layer, they form a soft herbaceous cushion or callus looking like a thickened lip to each margin of the cut. - "Disease in Plants", H. Marshall Ward.