Herb-Robert

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Herb-Robert a common kind of geranium
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Oh, sell me a herb, good Robert, good Robert, To cure a young maid of her sorrow.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
Who was the Robert for whom this his "holy herb" was named?
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
That third Herb Robert one is just the drawing that nobody but me (never mind grammar) could have made.
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
The Red Campion, the Ragged Robin, and the Herb Robert are known in several counties by his name.
"The Dukeries" by R. Murray Gilchrist
Our little Herb Robert throws its seeds some 25 feet.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Red stalks of herb-robert spread open.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
I picked a bit of herb-robert.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
The seeds of the Herb-Robert are scattered in the same way as those of the Dove's-foot Crane's-bill.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In science:

We learned a great deal about this topic through conversations with Herb Clemens and from the text of Robert Lazarsfeld .
Zariski decomposition: a new (old) chapter of linear algebra
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