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lantana Syllabification: lan·ta·na
Pronunciation: /lanˈtanə/ /-ˈtänə/

Definition of lantana in English:


A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with lantana

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