Recent Examples of lilac from the Web
The Duchess of Cambridge teamed with one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead, for a sleek and sophisticated lilac look.
Alternately, use another small, purple- or lilac-colored type.
Dunham posted a series of selfies of her rocking a mermaid-esque light turquoise and lilac boob-length wig with gray tones.
To make a lilac gin and tonic: Fill a highball glass with ice.
Sixty-five eager diners gathered at communal tables amid purple lilacs, dogwood branches and poppies.
In early summer, it is covered with a profusion of tubular flowers in shades of pale lilac and lavender.
So while the Japanese tree lilacs, which smell so sweet, are about done, the climbing hydrangea is still going strong.
Lilac | Brekeriet (Sweden) This sour ale from Sweden’s popular Brekeriet is brewed with lilac flowers freshly picked in Skane, in Southern Sweden.
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Origin and Etymology of lilac
First Known Use: 1625See Words from the same year
LILAC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lilac for English Language Learners
: a type of bush with purple or white flowers that bloom in the spring
: a light purple color
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