lavender

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Lavender.

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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.

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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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