Herbivore to Heretification
(Her"bi*vore) n. [Cf. F. herbivore.] (Zoöl.) One of the Herbivora. P. H. Gosse.
(Her*biv"o*rous) a. (Zoöl.) Eating plants; of or pertaining to the Herbivora.
(Herb"less) a. Destitute of herbs or of vegetation. J. Warton.
(Herb"let) n. A small herb. Shak.
(Her"bo*rist) n. [F. herboriste.] A herbalist. Ray.
(Her`bo*ri*za"tion) n. [F. herborisation.]
1. The act of herborizing.
2. The figure of plants in minerals or fossils.
(Her"bo*rize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Herborized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Herborizing ] [F. herboriser,
for herbariser, fr. L. herbarium. See Hebrarium.] To search for plants, or new species of plants, with
a view to classifying them.
He herborized as he traveled.W. Tooke.
(Her"bo*rize), v. t. To form the figures of plants in; said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.
Herborized stones contain fine mosses.Fourcroy (Trans.)
(Her"bor*ough) n. [See Harborough, and Harbor.] A harbor. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Her*bose" Herb"ous) a. [L. herbosus: cf. F. herbeux.] Abounding with herbs. "Fields poetically
called herbose." Byrom.
(Herb"-wom`an) n.; pl. Herb-women A woman that sells herbs.
(Herb"y) a. Having the nature of, pertaining to, or covered with, herbs or herbage. "Herby valleys."
(Her*cog"a*mous) a. [Gr. a fence + marriage.] (Bot.) Not capable of self- fertilization;
said of hermaphrodite flowers in which some structural obstacle forbids autogamy.
(Her*cu"le*an) a. [L. herculeus, fr. Hercules: cf. F. herculéen. See Hercules.]
1. Requiring the strength of Hercules; hence, very great, difficult, or dangerous; as, an Herculean task.
2. Having extraordinary strength or size; as, Herculean limbs. "Herculean Samson." Milton.
1. (Gr. Myth.) A hero, fabled to have been the son of Jupiter and Alcmena, and celebrated for great
strength, esp. for the accomplishment of his twelve great tasks or "labors."
2. (Astron.) A constellation in the northern hemisphere, near Lyra.
Hercules' beetle (Zoöl.), any species of Dynastes, an American genus of very large lamellicorn beetles,
esp. D. hercules of South America, which grows to a length of six inches. Hercules' club. (Bot.)
(a) An ornamental tree of the West Indies of the same genus with the prickly ash. (b) A variety of the
common gourd Its fruit sometimes exceeds five feet in length. (c) The Angelica tree. See under Angelica.
Hercules powder, an explosive containing nitroglycerin; used for blasting.