Lantana definition

lăn-tänə, -tănə
Any of various chiefly tropical shrubs or herbs of the genus Lantana, widely cultivated for their dense clusters of small colorful flowers.
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Any of a genus (Lantana) of shrubby plants of the verbena family, growing in tropical and subtropical America and often cultivated as pot plants.
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Any member of the genus Lantana of perennial verbenas with aromatic flower clusters.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lantana
Plural:
lantanas

Origin of lantana

  • New Latin Lantana genus name from Italian dialectal lantana wayfaring tree, viburnum perhaps from Vulgar Latin lentāgō *lentāgin- from Latin lentus light, flexible

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name.

    From Wiktionary