from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad-leaved herb other than a grass, especially one growing in a field, prairie, or meadow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any non-woody flowering plant that is not a grass.
From Greek phorbē, fodder, from pherbein, to graze.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek φορβη (phorbe, "food"), from φορβειν (phorbein, "graze") (Wiktionary)