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Definition of Vernacle
VernacleVernacle Ver"na*cle, n.
See Veronica, 1. [Obs.] VernacleVeronica Ve*ron"i*ca, n. [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. ?, fr.
Macedonian ?, for Gr. ?, literally, carrying off victory,
1. 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. (Bot.) A genus scrophulariaceous plants; the speedwell.
Note: Several herbaceous species are common in both Europe
and America, most of which have small blue flowers. A
few shrubby species from New Zealand are sometimes
found in cultivation.
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