Definition of forb in English:

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forb

Pronunciation: /fɔːb/

noun

Botany
A herbaceous flowering plant other than a grass.
Example sentences
  • Species were classified according to their growth form; forbs include all herbaceous dicotyledonous species (including Fabaceae).
  • They also eat leaves, shoots, roots, tubers, and seeds of most grasses and forbs, or broadleafed flowering plants.
  • All of the foraging studies were limited to two classes of vegetation, grass and forbs.

Origin

1920s: from Greek phorbē 'fodder', from phorbein 'to feed'.

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