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Webster 1913 Edition


Herbage

Herb′age

(?; 48)
,
Noun.
[F. See
Herb
.]
1.
Herbs collectively; green food beasts; grass; pasture.
“Thin herbage in the plaims.”
Dryden.
2.
(Law.)
The liberty or right of pasture in the forest or in the grounds of another man.
Blount.

Webster 1828 Edition


Herbage

HERB'AGE

,
Noun.
Herbs collectively; grass; pasture; green food for beasts.
The influence of true religion is mild, soft and noiseless,and constant, as the descent of the evening dew on the tender herbage.
1.
In law, the liberty or right of pasture in the forest or grounds of another man.

Definition 2022


herbage

herbage

English

Noun

herbage (usually uncountable, plural herbages)

  1. Herbs collectively.
  2. Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass.
    • 1841, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘A Descent into the Maelström’:
      I threw myself upon my face, and clung to the scant herbage in an excess of nervous agitation.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 97:
      The dank breath of herbage, sodden with rain, came to her; the mists were barely visible, hovering above the dark ravines.
  3. The fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
  4. (law) The natural pasture of a land, considered as distinct from the land itself; hence, right of pasture (on another man's land).

Translations


French

Etymology

herbe + -age. Or from Old French erbage, from Medieval Latin herbāticum, from Latin herba (grass).

Noun

herbage m (plural herbages)

  1. pasture

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