- any plant belonging to the genus Verbena, of the verbena family, having elongated or flattened spikes of stalkless flowers.
Origin of vervain
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Historical Examples of vervain
It was very good of you not to mention him before, Mrs. Vervain.
He smiled patiently, and confessed that Mrs. Vervain had all the reasons on her side.
"Oh yes, there is," pleaded Mrs. Vervain, laying her hand on his arm.
Mrs. Vervain leaned towards Ferris for sharper scrutiny of his face.
He unfolded to him, as fully as he understood it, Mrs. Vervain's scheme.
- any of several verbenaceous plants of the genus Verbena, having square stems and long slender spikes of purple, blue, or white flowers
Word Origin for vervain
herbaceous plant, much valued medicinally in Middle Ages, late 14c., from Old French verveine (13c.), from Latin verbena (see verbena).