• Herbs collectively.
  • Herbaceous plant growth, especially grass.
  • The fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
  • The natural pasture of a land, considered as distinct from the land itself; hence, right of pasture (on another man's land).


  • From Middle English herbage, erbage, from Middle French herbage and Old French erbage, from Medieval Latin herbaticum, from Latin herba ("grass"); alternatively, herb + -age.

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