Herbaceous plants on a hillside.
herbaceous definition by Webster's New World
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- 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: Classical Latin herbaceus
herbaceous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Relating to or characteristic of an herb as distinguished from a woody plant.
- Green and leaflike in appearance or texture.
Origin: From Latin herbāceus, from herba, herb.