区别辨析grass、herb与weed

grass、herb与weed这些名词均含“草”之意。

grass : 指一般的青草或牧草。

  • a blade of grass
    一片草叶
  • cut the grass
    割草
  • a vase of dried flowers and grasses (= different types of grass)
    插着干花草的花瓶

herb : 指可供药用或生产食物调料用的草。

  • dried/fresh herbs
    干/新鲜药草
  • Basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary are all herbs.
    罗勒、牛至、百里香和迷迭香都是香草。
  • A large range of herbs and spices are used in South Asian cooking.
    印度烹饪中使用多种药草和香料。

weed : 指混在作物中的杂草或园中的野草。

  • The yard was overgrown with weeds.
    这座庭院杂草丛生。
  • Large, clogging banks of weed are the only problem.
    唯一的问题就是大量水草阻塞了水道。
  • I have tried painting the young shoots with weed poisoner, but this does not kill them off.
    我试过在小嫩芽上涂除草剂,但这并没有将它们除净。

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