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A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
- ‘John, who lives at Sunset Beach, says his colourful front garden - full of bougainvillea, roses and lantanas - will give Steve's tropical paradise a run for its money.’
- ‘The monarch-attracting butterflyweed, verbena, lantana, ornamental grass, dietes, daylilies, black elephant ears and white-topped sedge set a natural stage for the water.’
- ‘Should I trim verbena and lantana to encourage flowering?’
- ‘My lantanas have leathery-feeling leaves and white spots.’
- ‘My lantanas bloomed beautifully for about two months, then shut down.’
Modern Latin, from the specific name of the wayfaring tree Viburnum lantana, which it resembles superficially.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.