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lavender

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noun lav·en·der \ˈla-vən-dər\

Simple Definition of lavender

  • : a plant with narrow leaves and small purple flowers that have a sweet smell

  • : the dried leaves and flowers of the lavender plant used to make clothes and fabrics smell pleasant

  • : a pale purple color

Full Definition of lavender

  1. 1 a :  a Mediterranean mint (Lavandula angustifolia syn. L. officinalis) widely cultivated for its narrow aromatic leaves and spikes of lilac-purple flowers which are dried and used in sachets and from which is extracted an aromatic oil used chiefly in perfumery b :  any of several plants congeneric with true lavender and used similarly but often considered inferior

  2. 2 :  a pale purple

Examples of lavender

  1. a small cloth bag filled with lavender



Origin of lavender

Middle English lavendre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin lavandula


First Known Use: 13th century


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lavender

verb lav·en·der

Definition of lavender

lav·en·deredlav·en·der·ing play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to sprinkle or perfume with lavender



1820

First Known Use of lavender

1820



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