From herba (grass, vegetation) +‎ -ōsus.



herbōsus (feminine herbōsa, neuter herbōsum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. grassy, full of grass or herbs
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 4.367-368:
      ‘nōn pudet herbōsum’ dīxī ‘posuisse morētum
      in dominae mēnsīs, an suā causā subest?’
      ‘‘Is it not shameful,’’ I said, ‘‘to have placed a rustic dish full of herbs on the mistress’s tables, or is there some reason behind it?’’
      (Ovid writes in poetic dialogue with the muse Erato, inquiring about the customs of the ancient Roman festival Megalesia, which honored Cybele, the mother goddess or Magna Mater during April. See also moretum.)
  2. grass-colored


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative herbōsus herbōsa herbōsum herbōsī herbōsae herbōsa
Genitive herbōsī herbōsae herbōsī herbōsōrum herbōsārum herbōsōrum
Dative herbōsō herbōsō herbōsīs
Accusative herbōsum herbōsam herbōsum herbōsōs herbōsās herbōsa
Ablative herbōsō herbōsā herbōsō herbōsīs
Vocative herbōse herbōsa herbōsum herbōsī herbōsae herbōsa

Related termsEdit



  • herbosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • herbosus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • herbosus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette