American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various aromatic Old World plants of the genus Lavandula, especially L. angustifolia, having clusters of small purplish flowers that yield an oil used in perfumery.
- n. The fragrant dried leaves, stems, and flowers of this plant.
- n. A pale to light purple to very light or very pale violet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A washer; a washerwoman; a laundress.
- To launder; wash.
- n. An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula, primarily L. vera, the true lavender, which is used as a perfume. See Lavandula.
- n. The color of lavender-blossoms; a very pale lilac-color, which in consequence of its paleness appears less reddish. A mixture of color-disks
white + ½ artificial ultramarine + vermilion gives a lavender. A very pale lavender is called a lavender-gray; a still paler color a French white.
- n. Hence— To put in pledge; pawn.
- Of the color of lavender-blossoms; very pale lilac.
- To sprinkle or scent with lavender.
- n. Any of a group of European plants, genus, Lavandula, of the mint family.
- n. a pale purple colour, like that of the lavender flower.
- adj. Having a pale purple colour.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.
- n. a pale purple color
- n. any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
- adj. of a pale purple color
- From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman lavendre (French: lavande), from Medieval Latin lavendula, possibly from Latin lividus ("bluish"), but influenced by lavare ("wash") due to use of lavender in washing clothes. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lavendre, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin livendula, lavendula, perhaps from Latin līvidus, bluish; see livid. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The best is oil of lavender, which is thickened as desired with a thicker oil.”
“And our sheets used to smell passing sweet of lavender, which is a pleasant fragrance, indeed.”
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