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Definition of "veronica" []

  • Any of various plants of the genus Veronica, which includes the speedwells. (noun)
  • According to popular legend, an image of the face of Jesus as impressed on the handkerchief offered to him by Saint Veronica on the road to Calvary. (noun)
  • The handkerchief itself. (noun)
  • A cloth bearing a representation of Jesus's face. (noun)
  • A maneuver in bullfighting in which the matador stands with both feet fixed in position and swings the cape slowly away from the charging bull. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "veronica" in a sentence
  • "| Reply scott, when veronica is on next week you have to play a clip from anchorman when ron goes “there she is, veronica, my little china doll!”"
  • "At first I thought some kind of veronica, but it seems too tall."
  • "This was called the "true image" of Christ, which is in Latin "vera icona" and became the "veronica," or "veronica's veil," with which she wiped the suffering face of Christ on the road to the cross."