from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various New World plants of the genus Verbena, especially one of several species cultivated for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers. Also called vervain.
- n. Any of several similar plants, such as the lemon verbena.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Verbena, a genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, type of the order Verbenaceæ and tribe Verbeneæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of this genus
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers
For the disinfecting power of verbena (_myrtea verbena_) see Pliny xv. 119, where it is said to have been used by Romans and Sabines after the rape of the Sabine virgins.
Verbena verbena officinalis: Another herb commonly used as a digestive tea, verbena is also considered a cure for bilis, an ailment consisting of headache, stomach ache, and loss of appetite, most frequently caused by extreme emotional upset.
The lemon candles smell utterly natural and fresh, like lemon verbena, which is a personal favourite of mine.
I prefer loose Egyptian chamomile and have found that both this herb and vervain, sometimes known as verbena, can be purchased from whole food stores.
I flavoured the tea with some lemon verbena which is a detoxifier and raspberry leaf which is a tonifier.
There is still Don't forget flowers, such as verbena, rudbeckia, petunias and dianthus, even if you ve switched to vegetables.
Don't forget flowers, such as verbena, rudbeckia, petunias and dianthus, even if you ve switched to vegetables.
This white-flowering member of the verbena family has handsome, shiny leaves.
I grow herbs that you cannot count on finding at the supermarket: tarragon, lovage, anise hyssop, lemon balm, lemon verbena.
Alamy Images Classic Provence: White lavender or rosemary + rose geranium + lemon verbena