Definition of Herbal

1. Noun. Tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs.

Exact synonyms: Herb Tea, Herbal Tea
Generic synonyms: Tea
Specialized synonyms: Tisane

2. Adjective. Of or relating to herbs. "Herbal tea, herbal medicine"
Partainyms: Herb
Derivative terms: Herb, Herb

Definition of Herbal

1. a. Of or pertaining to herbs.

2. n. A book containing the names and descriptions of plants.

Definition of Herbal

1. Adjective. Made from or with herbs. ¹

2. Adjective. Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials. ¹

3. Noun. A manual of herbs and their medical uses ¹

4. Noun. An herbal supplement ¹

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Definition of Herbal

1. a book about herbs and plants [n -S]

Medical Definition of Herbal

1. 1. A book containing the names and descriptions of plants. 2. A collection of specimens of plants, dried and preserved; a hortus siccus; an herbarium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Herbal

herb doctor
herb garden
herb mercury
herb of grace
herb robert
herb roberts
herb tea
herb teas
herba impia
herbaceous plant
herbal (current term)
herbal medicine
herbal supplement
herbal supplements
herbal tea
herbal teas
herbal therapy

Literary usage of Herbal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1896)
"herbal Simples approved for Modern Uses of Cure, By WT FERNIE, MD, Author of " Botanical Outlines," " A Plain Guide to the Water Cure," " Influenza and ..."

2. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"... in England," adding that it "abounds with the barbarous and misspelt names of the middle ages," and quoting the words of Turner's herbal regarding it, ..."

3. Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England by Richard Pulteney (1790)
"The " Crete herbal" ... herbal." That of 1526 bears the foU lowing title : " 'The CRETE herbalL whiche ..."

4. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"The herbal Connection and The herbal Green Pages, The herbal Connection, ... The herbal Connection is a bimonthly newsletter, available for $24 a year. ..."

5. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"herbal medicines may contain excipients in addition co the active ingredients. Medicines containing plant material combined with chemically defined active ..."

6. The complete herbalist; or, The people their own physicians by the use of by Oliver Phelps Brown (1867)
"The herbal Practice will be as unsuccessful as all other systems, if the strictest rules are not followed as to the time of gathering, curing, or preparing ..."

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