lemon verbena

lemon verbena

noun
a plant, Aloysia triphylla, having long, slender leaves with a lemonlike fragrance.
Also called citronalis.


Origin:
1865–70

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lemon verbena
 
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a tropical American verbenaceous shrub, Lippia citriodora, with slender lemon-scented leaves yielding an oil used in perfumery

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lemon verbena

(Aloysia citriodora or Lippia citriodora), tropical perennial shrub belonging to the family Verbenaceae, originating in Argentina and Chile. Growing more than 3 metres (10 feet) high in warm climates, it is also grown as a potted plant reaching a height of about 25.4 cm (10 inches)

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