noun ver·be·na \(ˌ)vər-ˈbē-nə\

Definition of VERBENA

:  vervain; especially :  any of numerous garden vervains of hybrid origin widely grown for their showy spikes of white, pink, red, or blue flowers which are borne in profusion over a long season — compare lemon verbena

Origin of VERBENA

New Latin, genus of herbs or subshrubs, from Latin, leafy branch used ceremonially or medicinally — more at vervain
First Known Use: 1562


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