any of a number of verbenas; esp.,
- the European vervain (Verbena officinalis), formerly used in folk medicine
- any of several species of North American verbena, not generally cultivated
Origin of vervainMiddle English verveine ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin verbena: see verbena
Origin of vervainMiddle English verveine, from Old French, from Latin verb&emacron;na, leafage; see verbena.
- A herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, common in Europe and formerly held to have medicinal properties.