Definition of verbena in English:

verbena

Line breaks: ver|bena
Pronunciation: /vəːˈbiːnə
 
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noun

A chiefly American herbaceous plant which bears heads of bright showy flowers, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental.
  • Genus Verbena, family Verbenaceae: many species, in particular a group of complex cultivars (V. × hybrida).
More example sentences
  • We planted verbena around our crape myrtle, and it has gone wild, spilling over the edges of the concrete border.
  • Annuals with good deer resistance include ageratum, ice plant, pincushion flower, verbena and zinnias.
  • Use a good mix of trailing plants like Petunias, Ivy-leaf geranium, verbenas and lobelia round the edge of the basket.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin, literally 'sacred bough', in medieval Latin 'vervain'.

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