Definitions for veronicavəˈrɒn ɪ kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ve•ron•i•ca*vəˈrɒn ɪ kə(n.)(pl.)-cas.

  1. a handkerchief said to have been given to Christ while on the way to Calvary by St. Veronica and to have borne the image of His face thereafter. the image itself.

    Category: Religion

  2. any handkerchief, veil, or cloth bearing a representation of the face of Christ.

    Category: Religion

* (sometimes cap.).

Origin of veronica:

1690–1700; < ML veronica

ve•ron•i•cavəˈrɒn ɪ kə(n.)(pl.)-cas.

  1. any plant of the genus Veronica, of the figwort family, having opposite leaves and clusters of small flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of veronica:

1520–30; < NL or ML, perh. after St. Veronica

ve•ron•i•cavəˈrɒn ɪ kə(n.)(pl.)-cas.

  1. (in bullfighting) a pass in which the matador keeps his legs absolutely still while slowly swinging the open cape away from the charging bull.

    Category: Sport

Origin of veronica:

1925–30; < Sp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veronica, speedwell(noun)

    any plant of the genus Veronica

Wiktionary

  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)

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  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

Freebase

  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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