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veronica

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noun ve·ron·i·ca \və-ˈrä-ni-kə\

Definition of veronica

  1. :  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 and Etymology of veronica

New Latin, genus of herbs


First Known Use: 1527


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veronica

noun ve·ron·i·ca

Definition of veronica

  1. :  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 and Etymology of veronica

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Veronica, legendary saint of the 1st century a.d.


First Known Use: 15th century


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veronica

noun ve·ron·i·ca

Definition of veronica

  1. :  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 and Etymology of veronica

Spanish verónica, from St. Veronica


First Known Use: 1926

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