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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

Etymologies

Latin verbēna, sacred foliage; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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