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

  • n. See verbena.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, common in Europe and formerly held to have medicinal properties.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any plant of the genus Verbena.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of several weedy plants of the genus Verbena, primarily V. officinalis, widely dispersed in warm and temperate regions in both hemispheres.

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


Middle English verveine, from Old French, from Latin verbēna, leafage; see verbena.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman verveine, from Latin verbena. (Wiktionary)



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