Hay vs Herb - What's the difference?

hay | herb |


As a noun hay

is (uncountable) grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder or hay can be the name of the letter for the h sound in pitman shorthand.

As a verb hay

is to cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.

As a proper noun herb is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hay

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).

Noun

  • (uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
  • * Camden
  • Make hay while the sun shines.
  • * C. L. Flint
  • Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
  • (countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
  • (slang) Cannabis; marijuana.
  • * 1947 , William Burroughs, letter, 19 Feb 1947:
  • I would like some of that hay . Enclose $20.
  • A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.
  • (Rowe)
  • (obsolete) A hedge.
  • (obsolete) A circular country dance.
  • to dance the hay
    Derived terms
    * hay fever * hayloft, hay loft * haystack * hayward * hit the hay * make hay while the sun shines

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
  • To lay snares for rabbits.
  • (Huloet)

    References

    Webster's Online Dictionary article on hay

    Etymology 2

    : From the sound it represents, by analogy with other letters such as kay'' and ''gay''. The expected form in English if the ''h'' had survived in the Latin name of the letter "h", ''h? .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The name of the letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
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    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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