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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lavender ‎(third-person singular simple present lavenders, present participle lavendering, simple past and past participle lavendered)

  1. (transitive) To decorate or perfume with lavender.
    • 1986, Katherine Gibson Fougera, With Custer's Cavalry (page 47)
      Short shafts of dying sunlight mingled with the deepening grey, lavendering the horizon, and all nature seemed to hush as though waiting to welcome the night.