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 Low-lying plants such as lemon thyme look nice along a border, while the chartreuse tones of lemon verbena create a vivid contrast against dark leaves. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, "How to Create Your Own Herbal Tea Garden," 22 Oct. 2020 There’s a subtle herbal note that comes across like a combination of fresh-cut grass and lemon verbena. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "3 new Oregon wineries face coronavirus challenges," 8 Aug. 2020 The premium spirit is infused with 12 botanicals, some of which, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves, and mulberry leaves, were sourced from the palace grounds. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Buckingham Palace Has Its Own Brand of Gin Now," 13 July 2020 Tasting notes Dewey’s Vermentino Barsotti Vineyard El Dorado County 2018 ($27, 13%): This tense wine is both zippy and creamy, with vivid notes of lemon verbena, sea salt, fresh cotton and creme fraiche. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Dewey’s Wines, a new San Francisco label, embraces wines that are ‘a little askew’," 13 May 2020 Even inside, a sunny windowsill can yield fragrant clouds of herbs such as mint, lemon verbena, thyme, rosemary and Thai basil. Zio Baritaux, New York Times, "How to Plant a Victory Garden, Even on a Windowsill," 22 Apr. 2020 Flavors like blood orange, lemon verbena, and Royal Blenheim Apricot and Ume Plum make the products stand out. Sunset Magazine, "The 99 Pantry Items We Can’t Live Without, from the Ultimate Olive Oil to Heirloom Turmeric," 25 Feb. 2020 Using a skimmer or strainer, remove the lemon verbena leaves from the cream mixture. Bibby Gignilliat, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: How to make Lemon Verbena Ice Cream," 20 July 2019 Start with Clime’s 2018 Viani Vineyard Falanghina Pet-Nat (12.6%, $28), frothy and gently sparkling, with a pronounced lemon verbena aroma and a refreshing, bitter-lemon flavor. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Winemakers to Watch," 8 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of lemon verbena

1869, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2020

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“Lemon verbena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemon%20verbena. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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