[vur-buh-ney-shuh s]

Origin of verbenaceous

1880–85; < New Latin Verbenace(ae) (see verbena, -aceae) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for verbenaceous


  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Verbenaceae, a family of herbaceous and climbing plants, shrubs, and trees, mostly of warm and tropical regions, having tubular typically two-lipped flowers: includes teak, lantana, vervain, and verbena

Word Origin for verbenaceous

C19: from New Latin Verbēnāceae, from Medieval Latin: verbena
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