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herbaceous

Line breaks: herb|aceous
Pronunciation: /həːˈbeɪʃəs
 
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Definition of herbaceous in English:

adjective

Denoting or relating to herbs (in the botanical sense).
Example sentences
  • Overwintering herbaceous plants or evergreen trees can only survive the winter seasons of cold climates when they are able to acclimate.
  • It is therefore likely that photorespiration of herbaceous leaves is driven by a large carbon pool.
  • Similar salt concentrations can be measured in soil solution of salt-marshes inhabited by a large variety of herbaceous flowering plants.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin herbaceus 'grassy' (from herba 'grass, herb') + -ous.

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