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 verbēna leafage ; see verbena .
- A herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, common in Europe and formerly held to have medicinal properties.