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Meaning of VERBENA

Pronunciation:  vur'beenu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of numerous tropical or subtropical American plants of the genus Verbena grown for their showy spikes of variously colored flowers

VERBENA is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: vervain
 See Also: flower, genus Verbena



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ver*be"na\, n. [L. See {Vervain}.] (Bot.)
A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are
extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers;

Note: Verbena, or vervain, was used by the Greeks, the
      Romans, and the Druids, in their sacred rites.

{Essence of verbena}, {Oil of verbena}, a perfume prepared
   from the lemon verbena; also, a similar perfume properly
   called {grass oil}. See {Grass oil}, under {Grass}.

{Lemon}, or {Sweet}, {verbena}, a shrubby verbenaceous plant
   ({Lippia citriodora}), with narrow leaves which exhale a
   pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed.