Definition of herb Robert in English:

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herb Robert

Pronunciation: /ˈˌ(h)ərb ˈräbərt/

noun

A common cranesbill with pungent-smelling red-stemmed leaves and pink flowers, native to north temperate regions.
  • Geranium robertianum, family Geraniaceae.

Origin

Translating medieval Latin herba Roberti, variously supposed to refer to Robert Duke of Normandy, St. Robert, or St. Rupert.

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Syllabification: herb Rob·ert

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