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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An aromatic shrub (Aloysia triphylla) native to Argentina and Chile, cultivated for its fragrant foliage and flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deciduous perennial shrub native to South America, sometimes used to flavor foods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a shrubby verbenaceous plant (Lippia citriodora), with narrow leaves which exhale a pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A garden-shrub. Lippia (Aloysia) citriodora, related to the verbena. Its leaves have a lemon fragrance.

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