Forb meaning

fôrb
A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
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A broad-leaved herbaceous plant, as distinguished from the grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees.
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A broad-leaved herb (as opposed to a grass), especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
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(chiefly ecology) Any non-woody flowering plant that is not a grass.
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Origin of forb

  • From Greek phorbē fodder from pherbein to graze
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek φορβη (phorbe, “food”), from φορβειν (phorbein, “graze”)
    From Wiktionary