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Webster 1913 Edition


Lavender

Lav′en-der

,
Noun.
[OE.
lavendre
, F.
lavande
, It.
lavanda
lavender, a washing, fr. L.
lavare
to wash; cf. It.
lsavendola
, LL.
lavendula
. So called because it was used in bathing and washing. See
Lave
. to wash, and cf.
Lavender
.]
1.
(Bot.)
An aromatic plant of the genus
Lavandula
(
Lavandula vera
), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The
Spike lavender
(
Lavandula Spica
) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts.
2.
The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lavender

LAV'ENDER

,
Noun.
[L. lavendula.] A plant, or a genus of aromatic plants, Lavandula.

Definition 2023


lavender

lavender

English

Lavender.

Noun

lavender (countable and uncountable, plural lavenders)

  1. Any of a group of European plants, genus, Lavandula, of the mint family.
  2. a pale purple colour, like that of the lavender flower.
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lavender (comparative more lavender, superlative most lavender)

  1. Having a pale purple colour.

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Verb

lavender (third-person singular simple present lavenders, present participle lavendering, simple past and past participle lavendered)

  1. (transitive) To decorate or perfume with lavender.
    • 1986, Katherine Gibson Fougera, With Custer's Cavalry (page 47)
      Short shafts of dying sunlight mingled with the deepening grey, lavendering the horizon, and all nature seemed to hush as though waiting to welcome the night.