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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Aromatic seed plant used in cookery for its savory qualities.; A seed-producing annual, biennial, or herbaceous perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season; Also: A plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

Usage examples (34)
  • My grandmother grows herbs in her garden.
  • The DEA calls the herb, which is legal in some states, a "drug of concern."
  • The green herb is all the food they afford, and the limpid water their best beverage.
  • The little Gulam went up to the hills this morning, and brought me the healing herb from a far-distant spot. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''Herb'' is not a heteronym. The other word is inappropriate.
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