Foliage vs Herb - What's the difference?

foliage | herb |


As a noun foliage

is the leaves of plants.

As a proper noun herb is

.

foliage

English

(wikipedia)

Alternative forms

* (qualifier) (l)

Noun

  • The leaves of plants.
  • *
  • *:Breezes blowing from beds of iris quickened her breath with their perfume; she saw the tufted lilacs sway in the wind, and the streamers of mauve-tinted wistaria swinging, all a-glisten with golden bees; she saw a crimson cardinal winging through the foliage , and amorous tanagers flashing like scarlet flames athwart the pines.
  • (lb) Fall foliage.
  • An architectural ornament representing foliage.
  • herb

    English

    (wikipedia herb)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
  • Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
  • (slang, euphemistic) Marijuana.
  • (botany) A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
  • (obsolete) Grass; herbage.
  • * Milton
  • flocks grazing the tender herb

    Synonyms

    * (marijuana) grass, weed

    Hyponyms

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