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Definition of herb noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    herb

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    NAmE//ərb//
     
     
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  1. 1a plant whose leaves, flowers, or seeds are used to flavor food, in medicines, or for their pleasant smell. parsley, mint, and oregano are all herbs an herb garden
  2. 2(technology) a plant with a soft stem that dies down after flowering
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: herb