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Definition of VERONICA
: any of a genus (Veronica) of annual or perennial herbs of the snapdragon family that have small pink, white, blue or purple flowers with a 4- or 5-lobed calyx, a rotate corolla, two stamens, and the fruit a compressed capsule — compare speedwell
: an image of Christ's face said to have been impressed on the cloth that St. Veronica gave him to wipe his face with on the way to his crucifixion; also: a cloth resembling the legendary one of St. Veronica
Origin of VERONICA
Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Veronica, legendary saint of the 1st century a.d.