Vervain

  • 1 Vervain — Ver vain, n. [OE. verveine, F. verveine, fr. L. verbena, pl. verbenae sacred boughs of laurel, olive, or myrtle, a class of plants; cf. verbenaca vervain. Cf. {Verbena}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Verbena. [1913 Webster] {Vervain mallow} (Bot …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 vervain — [vʉr′vān΄] n. [ME verveine < OFr < L verbena: see VERBENA] any of a number of verbenas; esp., a) the European vervain ( Verbena officinalis), formerly used in folk medicine b) any of several species of North American verbena, not generally… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 vervain — (n.) herbaceous plant, much valued medicinally in Middle Ages, late 14c., from O.Fr. verveine (13c.), from L. verbena (see VERBENA (Cf. verbena)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 vervain — ► NOUN ▪ a herbaceous plant with small blue, white, or purple flowers, used in herbal medicine. ORIGIN Old French verveine, from Latin verbena sacred bough …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 vervain — vaistinė verbena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Verbeninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Verbena officinalis), paplitęs Afrikoje, Europoje, Azijoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Verbena officinalis angl. common… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 6 vervain — noun Etymology: Middle English verveine, from Anglo French, from Latin verbena leafy branch; akin to Latin verber rod, Lithuanian virbas, and perhaps to Greek rhabdos rod Date: 14th century any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 vervain — ver·vain vər .vān n any of a genus (Verbena of the family Verbenaceae, the vervain family) of plants including several (as V. hastata) formerly used as medicinal herbs …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 vervain —    Pieces of vervain root, or a sachet of its dried leaves, were hung round the neck to cure scrofula, prevent *nightmares, and make one immune to snakebite; it was also said to staunch blood, because it grew at the foot of Christ s cross. One… …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 9 vervain — šeriuotoji verbena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Verbeninių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Verbena lasiostachys), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Verbena lasiostachys angl. vervain šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …

    Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 10 vervain — verbena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Verbeninių (Verbenaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Verbena). atitikmenys: lot. Verbena angl. verbena; vervain vok. Eisenkraut; Verbene rus. вербена lenk. werbena …

    Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • 11 vervain — /verr vayn/, n. any plant belonging to the genus Verbena, of the verbena family, having elongated or flattened spikes of stalkless flowers. [1350 1400; ME vervaine < AF, MF verveine < L verbena leafy twig, holy bough carried by priests] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 vervain — noun /vɜːveɪn/ A herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, common in Europe and formerly held to have medicinal properties …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 Vervain — Verbena (CR/ROC) …

    EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 14 vervain — ver·vain || vÉœrveɪn / vɜː n. any of several plants that grow in temperate climates and are cultivated for their colorful flowers (of blue, purple, and white) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 vervain — [ və:veɪn] noun a herbaceous plant with small blue, white, or purple flowers, used in herbal medicine. [Verbena officinalis.] Origin ME: from OFr. verveine, from L. verbena (see verbena) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 vervain — n. (Bot.) Verbena …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 vervain — ver·vain …

    English syllables

  • 18 vervain — ver•vain [[t]ˈvɜr veɪn[/t]] n. pln any verbena, esp. one with small flowers on spikes • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME vervaine < AF, MF verveine < L verbēna leafy twig, holy bough carried by priests …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 vervain — /ˈvɜveɪn/ (say vervayn) noun any plant of the genus Verbena, especially one of the species with small spicate flowers, as V. officinalis. See verbena. {Middle English verveine, from Old French, from Latin verbēna green bough} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 vervain —   n. verbena plant …

    Dictionary of difficult words


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