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Meaning of VERONICA

Pronunciation:  vu'rânuku

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any plant of the genus Veronica

VERONICA is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: speedwell
 See Also: bird's eye, common speedwell, corn speedwell, field speedwell, flower, genus Veronica, germander speedwell, gypsyweed, purslane speedwell, thyme-leaved speedwell, Veronica agrestis, Veronica arvensis, Veronica chamaedrys, Veronica officinalis, Veronica peregrina, Veronica serpyllifolia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ve*ron"i*ca\, n. [LL.; -- so called from Veronica, a
woman who, according to an old legend, as Christ was carrying
the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an
impression of his countenance; Veronica is fr. MGr. ?, fr.
Macedonian ?, for Gr. ?, literally, carrying off victory,
1. A portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on
   the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at
   Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any
   similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly
   called also {Vernacle}, and {Vernicle}.

2. (Bot.) A genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell.
   See {Speedwell}.

Note: Several herbaceous species are common in both Europe
      and America, most of which have small blue flowers. A
      few shrubby species from New Zealand are sometimes
      found in cultivation.

Computing Dictionary

Very Easy Rodent-Oriented Net-wide Index to Computerized Archives. Veronica offers a keyword search of most gopher menu titles in the entire gopher web. As archie is to ftp archives, Veronica is to gopherspace. A Veronica search produces a menu of Gopher items, each of which is a direct pointer to a Gopher data source. Because Veronica is accessed through a Gopher Client, it is easy to use, and gives access to all types of data supported by the Gopher protocol.

To try Veronica, select it from the "Other Gophers" menu on Minnesota's gopher server, or point your gopher at:

 Name=veronica (search menu items in most of GopherSpace)