Herbaceous vs Herbal - What's the difference?

herbaceous | herbal |


As adjectives the difference between herbaceous and herbal

is that herbaceous is (label) not woody, lacking lignified tissues while herbal is made from or with herbs.

As a noun herbal is

a manual of herbs and their medical uses.

herbaceous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (label) not woody, lacking lignified tissues
  • (label) not woody in flavor
  • (label) feeding on herbs and soft plants
  • * 1861 , (Charles John Andersson), Lake Ngami , , page 490
  • The hippopotamus is an herbaceous animal.

    Antonyms

    * woody

    Derived terms

    * herbaceousness

    herbal

    English

    Alternative forms

    * herball (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Made from or with herbs.
  • Herbal tea has a nice aroma and is good for a stuffy head.
  • Made from natural herbs specifically as opposed to from synthetic materials.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=David S. Senchina , title=Athletics and Herbal Supplements , volume=101, issue=2, page=134 , magazine= citation , passage=Athletes' use of herbal supplements has skyrocketed in the past two decades. At the top of the list of popular herbs are echinacea and ginseng, whereas garlic, St. John's wort, soybean, ephedra and others are also surging in popularity or have been historically prevalent.}}
    People think herbal supplements are safer because they are natural.

    Derived terms

    * herbal body wrap * herbal medicine * herbal tea * herbal wrap

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A manual of herbs and their medical uses
  • * {{quote-news, year=2005, date=January 7, author=Cecil Adams, title=The Straight Dope, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=It can still be found in herbals and such, which describe it as a sedative and cough suppressant. }}
  • An herbal supplement
  • * {{quote-news, year=2003, date=March 7, author=Jeffrey Felshman, title=The Killer Inside Me, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=I took a ride to the shopping strip at Belmont and Central and stocked up on herbals at three Polish New Age health stores. }}