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sand verbena

noun
1.
any of several low, mostly trailing plants of the genus Abronia, of the western U.S., having showy, verbenalike flowers.
Origin of sand verbena
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900
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  • The insidiously alluring perfume of sand verbena rose like altar incense around them.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

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