herbage
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈhəːbɪdʒ/
Noun

herbage (uncountable)

  1. Herbs collectively.
  2. Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass.
    • 1841, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘A Descent into the Maelström’:
      I threw myself upon my face, and clung to the scant herbage in an excess of nervous agitation.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 97:
      The dank breath of herbage, sodden with rain, came to her; the mists were barely visible, hovering above the dark ravines.
  3. The fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
  4. (legal) The natural pasture of a land, considered as distinct from the land itself; hence, right of pasture (on another man's land).
Translations
  • Russian: травосто́й



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