Definition of lemon verbena in English:

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lemon verbena


A South American shrub of the verbena family, with lemon-scented leaves that are used as flavoring and to make a sedative tea.
  • Aloysia triphylla, family Verbenaceae.
Example sentences
  • Being a deciduous shrub, lemon verbena will drop its leaves for a few months during the winter.
  • If you're into herb teas German chamomile, lemon verbena and sage are sunny stalwarts.
  • The severe summer drought got to the lemon verbena long before my silver maples started shedding leaves in stress.

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Syllabification: lem·on ver·be·na

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