sea lavender


: any of a genus (Limonium) of chiefly perennial herbs of the plumbago family with small flowers and basal leaves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The result is an eau de parfum described as having wooly beach heather, verbena and citrus as its top notes; sage, sea lavender and yellow iris at the heart; and a base formed by musk, suede and dune grass. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 25 Jan. 2023 The Glowscreen also features cocoa peptides for blue light protection and sea lavender for antioxidant protection. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, 9 Apr. 2021 Among the virtual rainbow of plants are foxtail agave, sea lavender, society garlic, blue chalksticks, lantana, Texas sundrop, paddle plants, butterfly bush, cape plumbago, agapanthus and a small bougainvillea bush. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea lavender was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Sea lavender.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

sea lavender

: any of a genus of mostly coastal plants that produce clusters of tiny pink to purplish flowers
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