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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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
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October though it was, the garden was still very sweet with dear, old-fashioned, unworldly flowers and shrubs -- sweet may, southern-wood, lemon verbena, alyssum, petunias, marigolds and chrysanthemums.
What would a florist say to whole tracts, so thickly covered by the Verbena melindres, as, even at a distance, to appear of the most gaudy scarlet?
The largest was a regular hothouse bouquet, of tea-rosebuds, scentless heath, and smilax; the second was just a handful of sweet-peas and mignonette, with a few cheerful pansies, and one fragrant little rose in the middle; the third, a small posy of scarlet verbenas, white feverfew, and green leaves.
February was gone before I well knew that it had come, so deeply was I engaged in making hot-beds, and having them sown with petunias, verbenas, and nicotina affinis; while no less than thirty are dedicated solely to vegetables, it having been borne in upon me lately that vegetables must be interesting things to grow, besides possessing solid virtues not given to flowers, and that I might as well take the orchard and kitchen garden under my wing.
A clump of blond feather grass and a mature buddleja with purple flowers already grew in this spot, so Chai brought in more purple-flowered plants, including penstemon, Tibouchina, and verbena. For a spritz of lime, she added variegated oregano and Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'.
The line includes Pink (vanilla, tuberose, camomin and sage); Green (caraway, lemongrass and bergamot); Blue (ginger, lemongrass, lime, verbena and narcissus); Purple (caraway, narcissus, hyacinth and tuberose); Red (marigold, thyme and hyacinth); Orange (mandarin, moss, nutmeg and verbena) and Yellow (oak moss, thyme, rose and jonquil).
Suitable types include Anthirrhinum, Calceolaria, Canna, Carnation, Impatiens, Lobelia, Pelargonium and Verbena.
Award-winning restaurant, Restaurant Verbena in Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay entices its patrons to break from their virtual chains.
Putting on a performance from June right through to October, Verbena bonariensis is one of the longest flowering perennials.
There are three combinations to choose from: Trixi Ayers Rock: a rich and intense mixture of verbena, calibrachoa and lobelia for a glowing summer-long show.
This has proved to be an award-winning year for the Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa in Helmsley.
In these recipes, the addition of fresh herbal flavor, such as lemon verbena to a peach granita or tarragon to an orange granita, adds complexity, while the lavender and rosemary granita conjures up the essence of Provence.