sand verbena
noun Date: 1898 any of various western North American trailing or low-growing herbs (genus Abronia) of the four-o'clock family with flowers like the verbena

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sand verbena — ☆ sand verbena n. any of a number of chiefly trailing plants (genus Abronia) of the four o clock family, with pink, white, or yellow flowers, found in sandy areas of the W U.S …   English World dictionary

  • sand verbena — noun any of various plants of the genus Abronia of western North America and Mexico having flowers resembling verbena • Hypernyms: ↑wildflower, ↑wild flower • Hyponyms: ↑snowball, ↑sweet sand verbena, ↑Abronia elliptica, ↑Abronia fragrans, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sand verbena — sand′ verbe na n. pln any of several low, mostly trailing plants belonging to the genus Abronia, of the four o clock family, native to the western U.S., with showy verbenalike flowers • Etymology: 1895–1900, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sand verbena — any of several low, mostly trailing plants of the genus Abronia, of the western U.S., having showy, verbenalike flowers. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • beach sand verbena — noun prostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California • Syn: ↑pink sand verbena, ↑Abronia umbellata • Hypernyms: ↑sand verbena …   Useful english dictionary

  • pink sand verbena — noun prostrate herb having heads of deep pink to white flowers; found in coastal dunes from British Columbia to Baja California • Syn: ↑beach sand verbena, ↑Abronia umbellata • Hypernyms: ↑sand verbena …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweet sand verbena — noun 1. plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions • Syn: ↑snowball, ↑Abronia elliptica • Hypernyms: ↑sand verbena 2. taller than Abronia elliptica and having night blooming flowers • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert sand verbena — noun soft haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico • Syn: ↑Abronia villosa •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow sand verbena — noun plant having hemispherical heads of yellow trumpet shaped flowers; found in coastal dunes from California to British Columbia • Syn: ↑Abronia latifolia • Hypernyms: ↑sand verbena …   Useful english dictionary

  • Verbena (disambiguation) — Verbena may refer to: NOTOC Plants* Of the family Verbenaceae: ** Verbena , the vervain genus ** Lemon Verbena, Aloysia citrodora ** Mock verbenas, genus Glandularia ** Pineapple Verbena, Nashia inaguensis ** Shrub verbenas, genus Lantana * Other …   Wikipedia

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