Herb

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Definition

an herb (US), a herb (UK): an aromatic plant used mostly in cooking, for example basil, thyme, etc.
noun
Note that in the UK, the "h" in "herb" is pronounced and the term is preceded by the article "a", whereas in the US, the "h" is silent and is preceded by "an".

Pronunciation examples
UK: Basil is my favourite herb.
US: Basil is the only herb I don't like.

Examples

  • "Xavier taught Bruno all that he knew about herbs, flowers, alcohols and chemicals."
  • "As for your various "herbal" requests, I'm afraid that they just aren't that popular around the office."
  • "- The herb garden is not an "all you can smoke" buffet."
  • "Attended classes in organic gardening, pruning, botany, and herb culture"
  • "Too many herbal teas, perhaps."
  • "Oléré, an Indian shaman who practiced strange rituals in the heart of the Amazon, used herbs and plants from the rainforest for medicinal purposes."
  • "As for your various "herbal" requests, I'm afraid that they just aren't realistic."
  • "Oléré was an Indian shaman who practiced strange rituals using herbs and plants from the rainforest."
  • "Oléré was an Indian shaman who practiced strange rituals, using herbs and plants from the rainforest."

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