What is Veronica?
An acronym for Very Easy Rodent Oriented Netwide Index to Computerized Archives, Veronica is a network utility that lets you search all of the world's Gopher server (which is where the "rodent" part figures in) by keywords. This amounts to over 10 million items from over 6,000 Gopher servers. You can then display a list of Gopher menus and articles containing the search text.
Now made obsolete by web-bases search engines.