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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Growing herbs Consumers can choose from seven teas — lemon verbena (the most popular), a chamomile-lavender blend, spearmint, peppermint, hibiscus, rose hips and Mount Olympus, or Greek mountain tea. Sheryl Jean, Dallas News, "A small organic herbal tea farm flourishes in Northern California wine country," 28 Aug. 2019 The bar menu, in partnership with Botanical Gin, features the Modern G&T (with elderflower tonic), the Hori Hori (with basil and lime) and the Plant Key (with lemon verbena). Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Summer greenhouse bar pops up at Menlo Park hotel," 9 Aug. 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 Dessert — lemon verbena curd, berries, and Thai basil sherbet — was served as the sun went down, casting a golden glow over the star, who wrapped a chunky knit blanket around herself, and slipped away with her handler. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, "Gwyneth does Nantucket to promote her brand and Goop pop-up shop," 31 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 The most versatile include parsley, cilantro, mint, basil, dill, tarragon, chives, with less familiar members including chervil, lemon verbena and lovage, among others. Martha Holmberg, The Denver Post, "How to push fresh herbs beyond the garnish: Use with abundance and abandon," 15 July 2019 In a product called Sleep, a loose-leaf tea from Teasäne, chamomile is just one of several herbs used for similar properties: alfalfa for balancing hormones and relieving anxiety; lemon verbena to relax the nervous system. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Better sleep requires a better routine, and perhaps an upgrade to your pillows and PJs," 31 May 2018 Along with the park and garden’s namesakes, even the edible plants hail from Latin America, including papalo, lemon verbena, amaranthus and cactus plants commonly used in the region’s cooking. Hasiten Willis, ajc, "Memorial garden honors first Latino police officer killed in Atlanta," 5 July 2019

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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