a broad-leaved herbaceous plant, as distinguished from the grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees
Origin of forbClassical Greek phorb?, fodder ; from pherbein, to feed, graze
A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
Origin of forbFrom Greek phorb&emacron;, fodder, from pherbein, to graze.
- (chiefly ecology) Any non-woody flowering plant that is not a grass.
From Ancient Greek φορβη (phorbe, “food”), from φορβειν (phorbein, “graze”)