A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
A broad-leaved herbaceous plant, as distinguished from the grasses, sedges, shrubs, and trees.
A broad-leaved herb (as opposed to a grass), especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
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”)