lemon verbena

noun

Definition of lemon verbena

: a small shrub (Aloysia triphylla) of Chile and Argentina that has narrow lemon-scented leaves

Examples of lemon verbena in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another popular non-alcoholic drink in Peru is Inka-Kola, which is florescent yellow in color, very sweet, carbonated, and made with lemon verbena. Liz Thach, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Another, World War Bee, crafted with leaves from lemon verbena plants, is reminiscent of lemonade. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Aug. 2021 And there’s lots of lemon balm, lemongrass, sweet grass, lemon verbena, chamomile, stevia, pineapple sage, comfrey and calendula. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Aug. 2021 Traces of lemon verbena and spearmint pop up on the finish. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 All solid sod can be planted, as can herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, lemongrass, comfrey and lemon verbena. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 28 June 2021 Macedonian juniper berries are the backbone of this spirit, with supporting roles played by strawberry, lemon verbena, rose petals, orange blossom and pink peppercorns. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 12 May 2021 The drink is infused with botanicals from the Palace garden, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves, and mulberry leaves. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, 9 May 2021 The pointed leaves of lemon verbena have a strong lemony fragrance. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, 29 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lemon verbena

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lemon verbena was in 1869

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7 Nov 2021

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“Lemon verbena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20verbena. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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