Origin of valerian
Examples from the Web for valerian
Historical Examples of valerian
The beds were not made, and a strong odor of valerian and camphor flooded the air.Melomaniacs
This particular preparation of valerian is nepenthe for the nerves.The Bishop's Secret
Get her some valerian and some coffee, and come and remove her clothing.Remember the Alamo
Amelia E. Barr
The lieutenants of Valerian were grateful to the father, whom they esteemed.
Let them remember their own moderation, towards the unhappy Valerian.
Word Origin for valerian
late 14c., from Old French valeriane, apparently from feminine singular of Latin adjective Valerianus, from the personal name Valerius (see Valerie); but Weekley writes, "some of the German and Scand. forms of the name point rather to connection with the saga-hero Wieland."