Definition of lantana in English:


Line breaks: lan|tana
Pronunciation: /lanˈtɑːnə
, -ˈteɪnə/


A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
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  • The monarch-attracting butterflyweed, verbena, lantana, ornamental grass, dietes, daylilies, black elephant ears and white-topped sedge set a natural stage for the water.
  • Should I trim verbena and lantana to encourage flowering?
  • John, who lives at Sunset Beach, says his colourful front garden - full of bougainvillea, roses and lantanas - will give Steve's tropical paradise a run for its money.


modern Latin, from the specific name of the wayfaring tree Viburnum lantana, which it resembles superficially.

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