from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of the color of lilac: as, the lilaceous throat of a humming-bird.


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  • The sides of the valley were here nearly precipitous; but, as frequently happens with stratified rocks, small ledges projected, which were thickly covered by wild bananas, lilaceous plants, and other luxuriant productions of the tropics.

    Chapter XVIII

  • Its flowers are extremely small, but so numerous that in their blossoming season miles of fields are coloured by them a beautiful lilaceous blue.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • They take a lilaceous hue, broken by gray and green lights; and as we draw yet nearer they prove dissimilar both in shape and tint ....

    Two Years in the French West Indies


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  • Of a lilac color. (Not liliaceous, of or resembling lilies.)

    January 22, 2008