Definition of fogfruit in US English:



  • US any of various decumbent perennial flowering plants of the genus Phyla (family Verbenaceae), especially P. lanceolata, native to the United States but widely grown as ornamental garden plants, having small white or pink flowers surrounding a purple spike at the tip of a long, thin stalk; also called frogfruit.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Amos Eaton (1776–1842).