from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various aromatic, chiefly tropical shrubs of the genus Lantana, having dense spikes or heads and small colorful flowers.
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- n. Any member of the genus Lantana of perennial verbenas with aromatic flower clusters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants of the natural order Verbenaceæ, tribe Verbeneæ, type of Endlicher's tribe and De Candolle's subtribe Lantaneæ, characterized by a small, membranaceous, truncate, sinuose-dentate calyx, a corolla with 4 or 5 lobes, and a juicy drupe.
- n. A plant of the genus Lantana.
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- n. a flowering shrub
New Latin Lantana, genus name, from Italian dialectal lantana, wayfaring tree, viburnum, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *lentāgō, *lentāgin-, from Latin lentus, light, flexible.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the genus name. (Wiktionary)