veronica


1ve·ron·i·ca

noun \və-ˈrä-ni-kə\

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

Origin of VERONICA

New Latin, genus of herbs
First Known Use: 1527

Rhymes with VERONICA

2veronica

noun

Definition of VERONICA

:  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.
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with VERONICA

3veronica

noun

Definition of VERONICA

:  a pase in bullfighting in which the cape is swung slowly away from the charging bull while the matador keeps his feet in the same position

Origin of VERONICA

Spanish verónica, from St. Veronica
First Known Use: 1926

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