- of, or having the nature of, an herb or herbs, as distinguished from woody plants
- like a green leaf in texture, color, shape, etc.
Origin of herbaceousClassical Latin herbaceus
- Relating to or characteristic of an herb as distinguished from a woody plant.
- Green and leaflike in appearance or texture.
Origin of herbaceousFrom Latin herbāceus from herba herb
(comparative more herbaceous, superlative most herbaceous)
From Latin herbāceus (“grassy”).