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verbena

Syllabification: ver·be·na
Pronunciation: /vərˈbēnə
 
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Definition of verbena in English:

noun

A chiefly American herbaceous plant that bears heads of bright showy flowers, widely cultivated as a garden ornamental.
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'.

Words that rhyme with verbena

Adelina, Angelina, arena, Argentina, ballerina, Ballymena, Bettina, Bukovina, Burkina, cantina, Cartagena, casuarina, catena, Christina, cleaner, concertina, congener, contravener, convener, Cortina, demeanour (US demeanor), deus ex machina, duodena, Edwina, Ena, farina, Filipina, galena, Georgina, Gina, gleaner, hyena, Ina, intervener, kachina, kina, Magdalena, marina, Martina, Medina, Messalina, Messina, misdemeanour (US misdemeanor), Nina, novena, ocarina, Palestrina, Pasadena, Philomena, piscina, retsina, Rowena, Sabrina, scarlatina, screener, Selina, semolina, Seraphina, Serena, Sheena, signorina, sonatina, subpoena, Taormina, tsarina, vina, weaner, wiener, Wilhelmina, Zena

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