Taxonomy vs Herbage - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between taxonomy and herbage

is that taxonomy is the science or the technique used to make a classification while herbage is herbs collectively.

taxonomy

Noun

(taxonomies)
  • The science or the technique used to make a classification.
  • A classification; especially , a classification in a hierarchical system.
  • (taxonomy, uncountable) The science of finding, describing, classifying and naming organisms.
  • Synonyms

    * alpha taxonomy

    Derived terms

    * folk taxonomy * scientific taxonomy

    See also

    * classification * rank * taxon * domain * kingdom * subkingdom * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * class * subclass * infraclass * superorder * order * suborder * infraorder * parvorder * superfamily * family * subfamily * genus * species * subspecies * superregnum * regnum * subregnum * superphylum * phylum * subphylum * classis * subclassis * infraclassis * superordo * ordo * subordo * infraordo * taxon * superfamilia * familia * subfamilia * ontology

    herbage

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • Herbs collectively.
  • 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.
  • The fleshy, often edible, parts of plants.
  • (legal) The natural pasture of a land, considered as distinct from the land itself; hence, right of pasture (on another man's land).