(Old English) verveine, (French) verveine, from (Latin) verbena, verbenae sacred boughs of laurel, olive, or myrtle, a class of plants; confer verbenaca vervain. Confer Verbena.
(Botanical) Any plant of the genus Verbena. Vervain mallow (Botanical), a species of mallow (Malva Alcea) with rose-colored flowers.
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From Anglo-Norman verveine, from Latin verbena.
vervain (plural vervains) A herbaceous plant, Verbena officinalis, common in Europe and formerly held to have medicinal properties.
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