verbena

noun ver·be·na \ (ˌ)vər-ˈbē-nə \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of verbena

: vervain; especially : any of numerous garden vervains of hybrid origin widely grown for their showy spikes of white, pink, red, or blue flowers which are borne in profusion over a long season — compare lemon verbena

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Origin and Etymology of verbena

borrowed from New Latin Verbena, a plant genus, going back to Medieval Latin verbēna "the plant Verbena officinalis," going back to Latin, "leafy branch used ceremonially or medicinally" — more at vervain


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