a plant, Aloysia triphylla, having long, slender leaves with a lemonlike fragrance.
- Also called citronalis.
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How to use lemon verbena in a sentence
Do not keep lemon verbena in too long or it will give the syrup a bitter quality.
The leaves of the plant emit a strong odor when rubbed, likened to that of the lemon verbena.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
He let me buy geraniums and pansies and lemon verbena—I love that, don't you?Jewel's Story Book | Clara Louise Burnham
We must not forget to mention the apricots stewed in honey, nor the tea steeped with the leaves of lemon verbena.Our Little Porto Rican Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
A fresh geranium or lemon verbena leaf gives a delightful odor and taste to jelly.Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition) | Anonymous
One morning a couple of roses and a sprig of lemon verbena were added to his small gratuity.Due South or Cuba Past and Present | Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for lemon verbena
a tropical American verbenaceous shrub, Lippia citriodora, with slender lemon-scented leaves yielding an oil used in perfumery
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