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Re: herbs and spices; OT

Jim, coriander is a spice, and it comes from a herbaceous plant. What's wrong with Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz's definition? She used it in her excellent book, "The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices and Flavorings." Or is there a preference for list-fabrication of definitions? Margaret L

if there is a difference, it probably has to do with the fact that all herbs [i think] are herbaceous parts of plants and all spices [i think] are nuts and berries and fruits and bark of non-herbaceous plants.
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