Oil of 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]


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  • Essence of 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • essence of verbena — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verbena officinalis — Flowering plant Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Verbena — This article is about the plant of genus Verbena . For other plants called verbenas , see below. For other meanings, see Verbena (disambiguation). : Vervain redirects here. For other uses, see Vervain (disambiguation). Taxobox name = Verbena… …   Wikipedia

  • verbena — /veuhr bee neuh/, n. 1. any of various plants of the genus Verbena, esp. any of several hybrid species cultivated for their showy flower clusters. Cf. verbena family. 2. any of various other plants, as the lemon verbena or sand verbena. [1560 70; …   Universalium

  • verbena — n. any of a number of plants cultivated for their five petalled flowers and the lemon scented oil which can be extracted from the leaves of some species …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grass oil — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sweet 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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