any of a genus (Lantana) of shrubby plants of the verbena family, growing in tropical and subtropical America and often cultivated as pot plants
Origin of lantanaModern Latin ; from Italian dialect, dialectal , viburnum ; from Gaulish ; from Indo-European base an unverified form lento-, lithe, flexible from source linden, Classical Latin lentus
Any of various chiefly tropical shrubs or herbs of the genus Lantana, widely cultivated for their dense clusters of small colorful flowers.
Origin of lantanaNew Latin Lantana, genus name, from Italian dialectal lantana, wayfaring tree, viburnum, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *lentag&omacron;, *lentagin-, from Latin lentus, light, flexible.
From the genus name.