spike lavender


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spike lavender

n.
An aromatic Mediterranean plant (Lavandula latifolia) of the mint family, yielding an oil similar to that of true lavender.

spike lavender

n
(Plants) a Mediterranean lavender plant, Lavandula latifolia, having pale purple flowers and yielding an oil used in paints
[C17: from dialect spick lavender, via Old French and Old Provençal from Latin spīca spike2]

spike′ lav`ender


n.
a lavender mint, Lavandulalatifolia, having spikes of pale purple flowers: yields an oil used in paints.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spike lavender - Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil
lavender - any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
spike lavender oil, spike oil - pale yellow essential oil obtained from spike lavender used in scenting soaps and cosmetics
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There are at least seven types of lavender available locally: English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia); spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia); Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia), which is a hybrid between English and spike lavender; dwarf English lavender; French lavender (Lavandula dentata); Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas); and California lavender (Lavandula pinnata).