Persian lilac

noun

Definition of Persian lilac 

1a : chinaberry sense 2

b : a showy Asiatic shrub (Syringa persica) cultivated for its terminal panicles of fragrant lilac-colored flowers

2 or persian lilac : a dark purplish pink that is redder than clover pink and bluer and stronger than rhodonite pink

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about Persian lilac

Share Persian lilac

Statistics for Persian lilac

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Persian lilac

What made you want to look up Persian lilac? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a magnificent or impressive array

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!