valeriana

noun va·le·ri·ana \vəˌlirēˈanə, -ˈä-, -ˈā-\

Definition of valeriana

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large genus of widely distributed perennial herbs (family Valerianaceae) having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers with spurless corollas

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Valeriana

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Origin and Etymology of valeriana

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, valerian


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