lavender definition

  • noun:
    • some of different aromatic Old World flowers associated with genus Lavandula, especially L. angustifolia, having groups of tiny purplish flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
    • The fragrant dried leaves, stems, and blossoms of the plant.
    • A pale to light purple to really light or extremely pale violet.
    • some of a group of European flowers, genus, Lavandula, regarding the mint family.
    • a pale purple color, like this of lavender rose.
    • An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula (Lavandula vera), common into the south of European countries. It yields and oil found in medication and perfumery. The spike-lavender (Lavandula Spica) yields a coarser oil (oil of increase), used in the arts.
    • The pale, purplish color of lavender blossoms, paler and more fine than lilac.
    • A washer; a washerwoman; a laundress.
    • An aromatic plant of this genus Lavandula, mainly L. vera, the real lavender, which is used as a perfume. See Lavandula.
    • along with of lavender-blossoms; a really pale lilac-color, that result of its paleness seems less reddish.
    • Hence— To put in pledge; pawn.
    • a pale purple shade
    • any of different Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with frequently mauve or blue plants; extensively cultivated
  • adjective:
    • Having a pale purple color.
    • of a pale purple shade
  • others:
    • To launder; wash.
    • associated with the color of lavender-blossoms; really pale lilac.
    • To sprinkle or smell with lavender.

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