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lemon verbena

a plant, Aloysia triphylla, having long, slender leaves with a lemonlike fragrance.
Also called citronalis.
Origin of lemon verbena
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fragrance of the lemon-verbena tree arose like steam from a haystack, and filled his chamber.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • It would be in Tonys captivating drawing-room, with its cushions and fire-screens, its scent of lemon-verbena and sandalwood.

    The Third Window Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Frederic is apt to drop in a geranium leaf or a sprig of lemon-verbena, and those are nicer.

    A Little Country Girl Susan Coolidge
British Dictionary definitions for lemon-verbena

lemon verbena

a tropical American verbenaceous shrub, Lippia citriodora, with slender lemon-scented leaves yielding an oil used in perfumery
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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