lilach
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 {Syringa 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. [1913 Webster]

2. A light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac. [1913 Webster]

{California lilac} (Bot.), a low shrub with dense clusters of purplish flowers ({Ceanothus thyrsiflorus}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • California lilac — 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ceanothus thyrsiflorus — 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syringa Persica — 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Syringa vulgaris — 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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