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lantana

[lan-tan-uh] /lænˈtæn ə/
noun
1.
any of numerous chiefly tropical plants belonging to the genus Lantana, of the verbena family, certain species of which, as L. camara, are cultivated for their aromatic flowers of yellow and orange or blue and violet.
Origin
dialectal Italian
1785-1795
1785-95; < New Latin < dialectal Italian lantana wayfaring tree
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lantana

/lænˈteɪnə; -ˈtɑː-/
noun
1.
any verbenaceous shrub or herbaceous plant of the tropical American genus Lantana, esp L. camara, having spikes or umbels of yellow or orange flowers. It has been widely introduced and is regarded as a troublesome weed in some places
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, from Italian dialect lantana wayfaring tree
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