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lavender

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noun lav·en·der \ˈla-vən-dər\

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 in a sentence

  1. a small cloth bag filled with lavender

Origin and Etymology 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

lavendered

lavendering

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

1820

First Known Use of lavender

1820


LAVENDER Defined for English Language Learners

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lavender

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noun lav·en·der \ˈla-vən-dər\

Definition of lavender for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LAVENDER Defined for Kids

lavender

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noun lav·en·der \ˈla-vən-dər\

Definition of lavender for Students

  1. 1 :  a European mint with narrow leaves and stalks of small sweet-smelling pale violet flowers

  2. 2 :  a pale purple


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