Definition of fines herbes in US English:

fines herbes

plural noun

  • Mixed herbs used in cooking, especially fresh herbs chopped as a flavoring for omelets.

    • ‘The dish was completed with a sieved hard-boiled egg, truffles and fines herbes.’
    • ‘There is a green-waxed Edam (with fines herbes); a mahogany-coloured one (with peppercorns); and a cumin-flavoured one in orange wax.’
    • ‘It's a splendid match with garlic, chives and onion, as well as the traditional fines herbes; a blend of chervil, thyme, parsley and tarragon.’


French, literally ‘fine herbs’.


fines herbes

/ˌfēnz ˈerb/