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essence of verbena Explained

Essence of verbena at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Verbena \Ver*be"na\, n. [L. See {Vervain}.] (Bot.)
A genus of herbaceous plants of which several species are
extensively cultivated for the great beauty of their flowers;

Note: Verbena, or vervain, was used by the Greeks, the
Romans, and the Druids, in their sacred rites.

{Essence of verbena}, {Oil of verbena}, a perfume prepared
from the lemon verbena; also, a similar perfume properly
called {grass oil}. See {Grass oil}, under {Grass}.

{Lemon}, or {Sweet}, {verbena}, a shrubby verbenaceous plant
({Lippia citriodora}), with narrow leaves which exhale a
pleasant, lemonlike fragrance when crushed.

essence of verbena at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Nimble Will, a kind of drop seed. {Muhlenbergia diffsa}. Orchard
grass, pasture and hay. {Dactylis glomerata}. Porcupine grass,
troublesome to sheep. Northwest. {Stipa spartea}. Quaking grass,
ornamental. {Briza media} and {maxima}. Quitch, or Quick, grass,
etc., a weed. {Agropyrum repens}. Ray grass. Same as {Rye grass}
(below). Redtop, pasture and hay. {Agrostis vulgaris}.
Red-topped buffalo grass, forage. Northwest. {Poa tenuifolia}.
Reed canary grass, of slight value. {Phalaris arundinacea}. Reed
meadow grass, hay. North. {Glyceria aquatica}. Ribbon grass, a
striped leaved form of {Reed canary grass}. Rye grass, pasture,
hay. {Lolium perenne}, var. Seneca grass, fragrant basket work,
etc. North. {Hierochloa borealis}. Sesame grass. Same as {Gama
grass} (above). Sheep's fescue, sheep pasture, native in
Northern Europe and Asia. {Festuca ovina}. Small reed grass,
meadow pasture and hay. North. {Deyeuxia Canadensis}. Spear
grass, Same as {Meadow grass} (above). Squirrel-tail grass,
troublesome to animals. Seacoast and Northwest. {Hordeum
jubatum}. Switch grass, hay, cut young. {Panicum virgatum}.
Timothy, cut young, the best of hay. North. {Phleum pratense}.
Velvet grass, hay on poor soil. South. {Holcus lanatus}. Vernal
grass, pasture, hay, lawn. {Anthoxanthum odoratum}. Wire grass,
valuable in pastures. {Poa compressa}. Wood grass, Indian grass,
hay. {Chrysopogon nutans}.

Note: Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not
true grasses botanically considered, such as black
grass, goose grass, star grass, etc.

{Black grass}, a kind of small rush ({Juncus Gerardi}),
growing in salt marshes, used for making salt hay.

{Grass of the Andes}, an oat grass, the {Arrhenatherum
avenaceum} of Europe.

{Grass of Parnassus}, a plant of the genus {Parnassia}
growing in wet ground. The European species is {P.
palustris}; in the United States there are several

{Grass bass} (Zo["o]l.), the calico bass.

{Grass bird}, the dunlin.

{Grass cloth}, a cloth woven from the tough fibers of the
grass-cloth plant.

{Grass-cloth plant}, a perennial herb of the Nettle family
({B[oe]hmeria nivea or Urtica nivea}), which grows in
Sumatra, China, and Assam, whose inner bark has fine and
strong fibers suited for textile purposes.

{Grass finch}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A common American sparrow ({Po["o]c[ae]tes
gramineus}); -- called also {vesper sparrow} and
{bay-winged bunting}.
(b) Any Australian finch, of the genus {Po["e]phila}, of
which several species are known.

{Grass lamb}, a lamb suckled by a dam running on pasture land
and giving rich milk.

{Grass land}, land kept in grass and not tilled.

{Grass moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of many small moths of the genus
{Crambus}, found in grass.

{Grass oil}, a fragrant essential volatile oil, obtained in
India from grasses of the genus {Andropogon}, etc.; --
used in perfumery under the name of {citronella}, {ginger
grass oil}, {lemon grass oil}, {essence of verbena} etc.

{Grass owl} (Zo["o]l.), a South African owl ({Strix

{Grass parrakeet} (Zo["o]l.), any of several species of
Australian parrots, of the genus {Euphemia}; -- also
applied to the zebra parrakeet.

{Grass plover} (Zo["o]l.), the upland or field plover.

{Grass poly} (Bot.), a species of willowwort ({Lythrum
Hyssopifolia}). --Johnson.

{Crass quit} (Zo["o]l.), one of several tropical American
finches of the genus {Euetheia}. The males have most of
the head and chest black and often marked with yellow.

{Grass snake}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The common English, or ringed, snake ({Tropidonotus
(b) The common green snake of the Northern United States.
See {Green snake}, under {Green}.

{Grass snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa
maculata}); -- called also {jacksnipe} in America.

{Grass spider} (Zo["o]l.), a common spider ({Agelena
n[ae]via}), which spins flat webs on grass, conspicuous
when covered with dew.

{Grass sponge} (Zo["o]l.), an inferior kind of commercial
sponge from Florida and the Bahamas.

{Grass table}. (Arch.) See {Earth table}, under {Earth}.

{Grass vetch} (Bot.), a vetch ({Lathyrus Nissolia}), with
narrow grasslike leaves.

{Grass widow}. [Cf. Prov. R. an unmarried mother, G.
strohwittwe a mock widow, Sw. gr["a]senka a grass widow.]
(a) An unmarried woman who is a mother. [Obs.]
(b) A woman separated from her husband by abandonment or
prolonged absence; a woman living apart from her
husband. [Slang.]

{Grass wrack} (Bot.) eelgrass.

{To bring to grass} (Mining.), to raise, as ore, to the
surface of the ground.

{To put to grass}, {To put out to grass}, to put out to graze
a season, as cattle.