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
They have him strung up from the rafters with ropes soaked in vervain.
Also the perfume it contains is precious, being blent with the herb vervain which is powerful against evil spirits. "
Liz changes her mind when she sees Damon choke on vervain-spiked lemonade, and has the brothers shot and taken prisoner in the Lockwood slave quarters.
Katherine pours some on her wrist and it burns her skin – it contains vervain.
Sheriff Forbes mentions that they plan to give the guards vervain to increase security.
Damon tries using his powers and Elena tells him that she has vervain on her.
Damon leaves and Alaric, a bit shaken, opens his hand and looks down at the crushed vervain in his palm.
At the grill, Anna and Jeremy meet up as Damon spies on them, setting up another flashback of Pearl, Katherine, and Damon discussing the sheriff buying the vervain elixir.
His father fed him vervain because he grew suspicious after their conversation about his sympathetic feelings toward vampires.
They discuss how the townspeople know about vampires being among them and how they are ingesting vervain.