lemon verbena

noun

Definition of lemon verbena 

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

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There are candles that are good to burn while cleaning that sort of enhance the idea of cleaning, like a lemon verbena, but this isn’t one of those. Kelly Conaboy, The Cut, "The Perfect Candle for Adults Who Insist on Saying ‘Veggies’," 13 July 2018 In Paris’s oldest basketball court, the pair erected a tropical paradise with neon flowers, lemon verbena wafting about, and the chirping sounds of Aussie birds on the soundtrack. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Romance Was Born Brings Its “Kinda Couture” to Paris," 3 July 2018 The strawberry kombucha fizz uses a strawberry bourbon infusion with strawberry kombucha and lemon verbena syrup. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "New summer cocktail menus make the most of seasonal herbs and produce," 7 June 2018 Together, Shanahan and Vander Hyde use sustainable practices to grow dozens of medicinal herbs such as lavender, lemon verbena, chamomile, milky oats, calendula, tulsi, peppermint, Echinacea, and St. John’s Wort. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "Meet The Registered Nurse And Herbalist Who Grows Her Own Natural Cures," 28 Aug. 2017 Harvest equal amounts lemon verbena leaves and petals of rose and calendula. Sunset, "Grow Your Own Herbal Tea Garden," 22 Jan. 2018 Desserts at most Japanese restaurants aren’t that compelling, but at Iyasare the chef has concocted the perfect ending: lemon verbena and almond semifreddo ($9) with pomegranates, apples and sweet oolong tea poured on table side. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Iyasare in Berkeley offers great Japanese food sans the sushi," 23 Jan. 2018 At the community garden, Katebi is growing kale, Swiss chard, fennel, nasturtium, borage, lemon verbena, parsley, basil and cilantro. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "When farm-to-table comes to your own front yard," 14 Mar. 2018 Another standout dish puts together heirloom tomatoes with brown butter, lemon verbena, shiso and sea salt ($14). Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Pizza to lust after at Ardiana in Noe Valley," 20 Oct. 2017

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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