lemon verbena


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Preserved lemons, lemon verbena, cantaloupes, and flinty minerality course through it all. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 Gin is distilled in Germany’s Black Forest and incorporates 47 botanicals that include pine, lavender, almond, coriander, lemon verbena, ginger, nutmeg, lingonberries, and more, creating a complex flavor that’s been described as herbal, earthy, floral, woody, and spicy. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 24 Oct. 2020 Herbs like rose geranium, bay, lemon verbena and rosemary. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 24 Feb. 2023 Whereas Calme is infused with broad-spectrum hemp (and contains CBD and other cannabinoids, but no THC), Arise boasts adaptogenic ingredients like ginseng and moringa seed extract paired with notes of agave, lemon verbena, and black Sarawak peppercorns. Alaina Chou, Bon Appétit, 24 Jan. 2023 When creating a garden for the visually impaired, be sure to eliminate all trip hazards (e.g. hoses, leaf litter, pebbles and forgotten tools) and use plants that people can taste, feel and smell, including scented geraniums, lemon verbena and a kitchen herb garden with basil, sage and tarragon. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Dec. 2020 Its popularity can also be credited to its array of refreshing scents like lemon verbena, lavender, honeysuckle, geranium, basil, and more. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Mar. 2023 In past flash sales of tarts, she’s done her crackly crust stuffed with Meyer lemon curd and lemon verbena. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 15 July 2021 Olly Goodbye Stress Gummies offer a delicious strawberry and lemon verbena flavor that are a true treat for your taste buds. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lemon verbena was in 1869

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“Lemon verbena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20verbena. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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