Definitions for VERONICAvəˈrɒn ɪ kə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. veronica, speedwell(noun)

    any plant of the genus Veronica


  1. veronica(Noun)

    The image of Jesus's face believed to have been made on the cloth with which St Veronica wiped his face as he went to be crucified; or the cloth used for this.

  2. veronica(Noun)

    A circular swinging movement of the cape, used to avoid the bull.

  3. veronica(Noun)

    A flower of the genus Veronica, usually having blue petals.

  4. Veronica(ProperNoun)


  5. Origin: Named from St. Veronica.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veronica(noun)

    a portrait or representation of the face of our Savior on the alleged handkerchief of Saint Veronica, preserved at Rome; hence, a representation of this portrait, or any similar representation of the face of the Savior. Formerly called also Vernacle, and Vernicle

  2. Veronica(noun)

    a genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell. See Speedwell

  3. Origin: [LL.; -- so called from Veronica, a woman who, according to an old legend, as Christ was carrying the cross, wiped his face with a cloth, which received an impression of his countenance; Veronica is fr. MGr. Beroni`kh, fr. Macedonian Bereni`kh, for Gr. Fereni`kh, literally, carrying off victory, victorious.]


  1. Veronica

    Veronica is a commercial TV channel in the Netherlands, owned by SBS Broadcasting B.V., a joint venture between Sanoma and Talpa Media Holding. The channel is dedicated to young adults and the male audience. Other channels from SBS in the Netherlands include SBS 6 and NET 5. Veronica is time-sharing with Disney XD. Disney XD broadcasts on daytime and Veronica on nighttime. It is not to be confused with the Veronica Association. SBS licensed the trademark name Veronica from the Association and also owns the Association's former magazines Veronica Magazine and Totaal TV.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Veronica

    A plant genus of the family SCROPHULARIACEAE. Members contain bis-sesquiterpene and iridoid glucosides.

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