• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Herb-Paris Paris quadrifolia, related to wake-robin
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. herbe—L. herba, akin to Gr. phorbē, pasture—pherbein, to feed.


In literature:

I was not surprised to find that "the Herb Paris" is poisonous, and was anciently used in medicine.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester

In news:

Philippe Delesvaux's 2000 Anjou, redolent of cherries and herbs, explains Paris bistros' love affair with the region.
It's a microgarden of herbs, vegetables and flowers in a pocket made from parts of a recycled tent and an empty milk carton, and it's part of artist Paule Kingleur's 'Potogreen' project in Paris .