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lilac


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lilac  \Li"lac\  (l[imac]"lak),  n.  [Also  {lilach}.]  [Sp.  lilac, 
  lila,  Ar  l[=i]lak,  fr  Per.  l[=i]laj,  l[=i]lanj,  l[=i]lang, 
  n[=i]laj,  n[=i]l,  the  indigo  plant,  or  from  the  kindred 
  l[=i]lak  bluish,  the  flowers  being  named  from  the  color.  Cf 
  {Anil}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  shrub  of  the  genus  {Syringa}.  There  are  six 
  species,  natives  of  Europe  and  Asia.  {Syringa  vulgaris}, 
  the  common  lilac,  and  {S.  Persica},  the  Persian  lilac,  are 
  frequently  cultivated  for  the  fragrance  and  beauty  of 
  their  purplish  or  white  flowers.  In  the  British  colonies 
  various  other  shrubs  have  this  name 
 
  2.  A  light  purplish  color  like  that  of  the  flower  of  the 
  purplish  lilac. 
 
  {California  lilac}  (Bot.),  a  low  shrub  with  dense  clusters  of 
  purplish  flowers  ({Ceanothus  thyrsiflorus}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lilac 
  adj  :  of  a  pale  purple  color  [syn:  {lavender}] 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Syringa  having  large 
  panicles  of  usually  fragrant  flowers 




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