lantana

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lantana a flowering shrub
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lantana A genus of gamopetalous plants of the natural order Verbenaceæ, tribe Verbeneæ, type of Endlicher's tribe and De Candolle's subtribe Lantaneæ, characterized by a small, membranaceous, truncate, sinuose-dentate calyx, a corolla with 4 or 5 lobes, and a juicy drupe. Some 40 or 50 species are known, chiefly tropical or subtropical American, but a few are natives of Asia and Africa. They are mostly low shrubs, but sometimes climbing high, sometimes mere herbs, with opposite toothed leaves, often roughened, and dense spikes or heads of smallish red, orange, white, or variously colored flowers sessile in the axils of bracts. Two of the tropical American species (L. trifolia and L. Camara) have become extensively naturalized in the Old World. Many of the species are cultivated as greenhouse-plants and set out in summer, flowering freely till frost, the flowers and herbage being sometimes pleasantly odorous. Among the most common of these are L. Camara, L. mixta, L. nivea, L. involucrata, and L. Sellowiana. The flowers of most of these species change their color with age. In Jamaica the plants of this genus are called wild sage. Four species are found within the limits of the United states, chiefly in the southwest. L. macrophylla is employed in infusions as a stimulant, and L. pseudo-thea as a substitute for tea.
    • n lantana A plant of the genus Lantana.
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Usage

In literature:

In creepers, bignonia and lantana will hold their own under difficulties perhaps as well as any that can be found.
"Three Elephant Power" by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson
They scrambled over boulders and through the lantana bushes down to the path, and just caught the boat.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
The whole slope, for half a mile, was covered with a dense scrub of Lantana bushes.
"Concerning Animals and Other Matters" by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
Captain Lantanas steps to the side of his ship; and, standing in her waist, awaits the arrival of his visitor.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The train stops by the lake and we gather wild Lantana and many a new flower during the few minutes' stay.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Elizabeth Robins
Lantana Camara L. Vervain family.
"Texas Honey Plants" by C. E. Sanborn
Lantanas, I think, add greatly to the attractions of the garden, so rich in color and profuse in blooming.
"Talks about Flowers." by M. D. Wellcome
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In poetry:

Past meadowy marshland and gray limestone bluff,
Low mangrove fens and waste lantana heights,
Long reaches where the tides and winds are rough,
And sheltered bights.
"Adrift: A Brisbane River Reverie" by George Essex Evans

In news:

Lantana Mob runs down the pace setters to take the Hirsch Jacobs.
Lantana Mob Heads Hirsch Jacobs.
Lantana Mob comes into the Hirsch Jacobs (gr III) off a win in the Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn Park April 6.
If you're looking for plants that flower in the desert during the hottest summer, Angela O'Callaghan finds Lantana and loves it.
Lantana 's Blake Ladd unable to qualify for HP Byron Nelson Championship.
" Lantana " Performs "Behind the Smile" Live at the State Fair of Texas.
Man, 27, in critical condition after being struck by car in Lantana .
This painted lady was enjoying a drink from my Lantanas.
Lantanas should be stuck immediately.
Preview center opening for Lantana neighborhood at Olde Cypress.
Corey Perrine/Staff Sitting at the legs of owner Allan Wald , left, and Erica Wald , both of Lantana, Houdini, a 10-year-old poodle, yawns Sunday, Sept 9, 2012, at Embassy Suites in Boca Raton.
Gateway Shutters & Blinds Inc. 408 Lantana Ln, Saint Peters, MO 63376.
Stock Development has opened a preview center for the Lantana neighborhood at Olde Cypress .
A low-maintenance, high-performing Texas Superstar, trailing lantana is drought-tolerant as it proved during the historic 2011 drought.
NCCo Council approved a rezoning and exploratory minor land development plan for Limestone Crossing near Lantana Drive.
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