Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena
Verbena Ver*be"na, n. [L. See {Vervain}.] (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers; vervain. [1913 Webster]

Note: Verbena, or vervain, was used by the Greeks, the Romans, and the Druids, in their sacred rites. --Brewer. [1913 Webster]

{Essence of verbena}, {Oil of verbena}, a perfume prepared from the lemon verbena; also, a similar perfume properly called {grass oil}. See {Grass oil}, under {Grass}.

{Lemon verbena}, or {Sweet verbena}, a shrubby verbenaceous plant ({Lippia citriodora}), with narrow leaves which exhale a pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lemon verbena — n. a Chilean shrub (Aloysia triphylla) of the verbena family, with white flowers and whorls of narrow, lemon scented leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Lemon verbena — Taxobox name = Lemon Verbena image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Verbenaceae genus = Aloysia species = A. citrodora binomial = Aloysia citrodora binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • lemon verbena — noun : a small shrub (Lippia citriodora) of Chile and Argentina that has narrow verticillate lemon scented leaves and is used in gardens * * * ˌlemon verˈbena 7 [lemon verbena] noun uncountable a plant with leaves that taste of lemon, used for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lemon-verbena — citrininė aloyzija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Verbeninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Aloysia citrodora), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Naudojamas gėrimams (arbatai), maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lemon verbena — a plant, Aloysia triphylla, having long, slender leaves with a lemonlike fragrance. Also called citronalis. [1865 70] * * * ▪ plant       (Aloysia citriodora or Lippia citriodora), tropical perennial shrub belonging to the family Verbenaceae,… …   Universalium

  • lemon verbena — /lɛmən vɜˈbinə/ (say lemuhn ver beenuh) noun a small garden shrub, Aloysia citriodora, with long, slender leaves that have a lemon like fragrance. Also, lemon scented verbena …   Australian English dictionary

  • lemon verbena — noun A deciduous perennial shrub native to South America, sometimes used to flavor foods. Syn: lemon beebrush …   Wiktionary

  • lemon verbena — noun a South American shrub with lemon scented leaves used as flavouring and to make a sedative tea. [Aloysia triphylla.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Lemon verbena — Lippia (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • lemon verbena — lem′on verbe′na n. pln a South American plant, Aloysia triphylla, having long, slender leaves with a lemonlike fragrance …   From formal English to slang

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