Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Verbena.
  • noun (Bot.) a species of mallow (Malva Alcea) with rose-colored flowers.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers

Etymologies

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

[Middle English verveine, from Old French, from Latin verbēna, leafage; see verbena.]

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From Anglo-Norman verveine, from Latin verbena.

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