verbena

Part of speech: noun

An American plant having dense terminal spikes of showy flowers.

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Usage examples "verbena":

  1. I remember that I had even then a great dislike to lemon verbena, and that I would have waited patiently outside a gate all the afternoon if I knew that some one would kindly give me a sprig of lavender in the evening. - "Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches", Sarah Orne Jewett.
  2. " I could swear I saw Miss Verbena in that rig, with her trunk, and headed towards the depot. - "The Happy Family", Bertha Muzzy Bower.
  3. They find his mistress standing alone in the middle of her domain, a great gutta- percha snake lying on the ground behind her, and the hose directed at a thirsty verbena- bed. - "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.