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ver·be·na

 (vər-bē′nə)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Verbena, chiefly of the Americas, that have opposite leaves and flowers with five-lobed corollas and are used medicinally or cultivated for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers. Also called vervain.
2. Any of several similar plants, such as the lemon verbena.

[Latin verbēna, sacred foliage; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

verbena

(vɜːˈbiːnə)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the verbenaceous genus Verbena, chiefly of tropical and temperate America, having red, white, or purple fragrant flowers: much cultivated as garden plants. See also vervain
2. (Plants) any of various similar or related plants, esp the lemon verbena
[C16: via Medieval Latin, from Latin: sacred bough used by the priest in religious acts, vervain]

ver•be•na

(vərˈbi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any plant of the genus Verbena, esp. any of several hybrid species cultivated for their showy flower clusters; vervain.
[1560–70; < Medieval Latin verbēna, Latin: leafy twig; see vervain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowersverbena - any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Verbena - type genus of the Verbenaceae; genus of herbaceous perennials and subshrubs
Translations
verbéna
werbena

verbena

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