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lav·en·der

 (lăv′ən-dər)
n.
1.
a. Any of various aromatic plants of the genus Lavandula of the mint family, native chiefly to the Mediterranean region, especially L. angustifolia, having clusters of small purplish flowers. Lavender is widely cultivated as an ornamental and for its essential oil, used in perfumery and cosmetics.
b. The fragrant dried leaves, stems, and flowers of this plant.
2. A pale to light purple to very light or very pale violet.

[Middle English lavendre, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin livendula, lavendula, perhaps from Latin līvidus, bluish; see livid.]

lav′en·der adj.

lavender

(ˈlævəndə)
n
1. (Plants) any of various perennial shrubs or herbaceous plants of the genus Lavandula, esp L. vera, cultivated for its mauve or blue flowers and as the source of a fragrant oil (oil of lavender): family Lamiaceae (labiates). See also spike lavender Compare sea lavender
2. (Elements & Compounds) the dried parts of L. vera, used to perfume clothes
3. (Colours)
a. a pale or light bluish-purple to a very pale violet colour
b. (as adjective): lavender socks.
4. (Elements & Compounds) perfume scented with lavender
5. (modifier) informal of or relating to homosexuality: lavender language.
[C13: lavendre, via French from Medieval Latin lavendula, of obscure origin]

lav•en•der

(ˈlæv ən dər)
n.
1. a pale bluish purple.
2. any Old World plant of the genus Lavandula, of the mint family, esp. L. officinalis, having spikes of fragrant, pale purple flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery.
3. the dried flowers or other parts of this plant used for scent or as a preservative.
4. Also called lav′ender wa`ter. toilet water, shaving lotion, etc., made with oil of lavender.
v.t.
5. to perfume with lavender.
[1225–75; Middle English lavendre < Anglo-French < Medieval Latin lavendula, variant of livendula, alter. of *lividula a plant livid in color]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lavender - any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowerslavender - any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis - aromatic Mediterranean shrub widely cultivated for its lilac flowers which are dried and used in sachets
Lavandula stoechas, French lavender - shrubby greyish lavender of southwestern Europe having usually reddish-purple flowers
French lavender, Lavandula latifolia, spike lavender - Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.lavender - a pale purple color
purple, purpleness - a purple color or pigment
Adj.1.lavender - of a pale purple color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
بِلوْن الخُزامىخُزَامَىنبات الخُزامى
levandulelevandulová barvalevandulový
lavendellavendelblå
laventeli
lavanda
levendulalevendulaszínû
ljósfjólublár liturlofnarblóm, lavender
ラベンダー
라벤더
levandašviesiai violetinė spalva
lavandamēļa krāsa
levanduľalevanduľová farbalevanduľový
lavendel
ต้นลาเวนเดอร์ดอกมีสีฟ้าม่วง
eflâtun rengilavantalâvanta çiçeği
cây oải hương

lavender

[ˈlævɪndəʳ]
A. Nespliego m, lavanda f
B. CPD lavender blue Nazul m lavanda
lavender water Nlavanda f

lavender

[ˈlævɪndər]
n
(= plant) → lavande f
(= colour) → lavande inv
snaky designs in lavender and wine and deep violet → des motifs sinueux en lavande, bordeaux et violet profond
adj (= lavender-coloured) → lavande inv
a lavender dress → une robe lavande
modif [oil] → de lavande; [perfume, soap] → à la lavande
a lavender plant → un plant de lavande

lavender

n (= flower)Lavendel m; (= colour)Lavendel nt
adj (colour) → lavendelfarben; lavender blue eyeslavendelblaue Augen

lavender

:
lavender bag
nLavendelsäckchen nt
lavender water

lavender

[ˈlævɪndəʳ] nlavanda

lavender

(ˈlӕvində) noun
1. a type of plant with sweet-smelling pale bluish-purple flowers.
2. (also adjective) (of) the colour of the flowers. a lavender dress.

lavender

خُزَامَى levandule lavendel Lavendel λεβάντα lavanda laventeli lavande lavanda lavanda ラベンダー 라벤더 lavendel lavendel lawenda alfazema, lavanda лаванда lavendel ต้นลาเวนเดอร์ดอกมีสีฟ้าม่วง lavanta cây oải hương 熏衣草