Definition of herbaceous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

herbaceous

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adjective
BrE BrE//hɜːˈbeɪʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɜːrˈbeɪʃəs//
 
, NAmE//hɜːrˈbeɪʃəs//
 
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connected with plants that have soft stems a herbaceous plant Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin herbaceus ‘grassy’ (from herba ‘grass, herb’) + -ous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: herbaceous

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