Lavender

Definition of Lavender

Lav´en`der
n.1.(Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula (Lavandula vera), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The Spike lavender (Lavandula Spica) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts.
2.The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.
Lavender cotton
(Bot.) a low, twiggy, aromatic shrub (Santolina Chamæcyparissus) of the Mediterranean region, formerly used as a vermifuge, etc., and still used to keep moths from wardrobes. Also called ground cypress.
Lavender water
a perfume, toilet water, or shaving lotion containing the essential oil of lavender, and sometimes the essential oil of bergamot, and essence of ambergris.
Sea lavender
(Bot.) See Marsh rosemary.
To lay in lavender
a - To lay away, as clothing, with sprigs of lavender.
b - To pawn.

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amethystine, lilac, livid, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple, purplescent, purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal, purpurean, purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous, violet
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