Lavender cotton
Lavender Lav"en*der, n. [OE. lavendre, F. lavande, It. lavanda lavender, a washing, fr. L. lavare to wash; cf. It. lsavendola, LL. lavendula. So called because it was used in bathing and washing. See {Lave}. to wash, and cf. {Lavender}.] 1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus {Lavandula} ({Lavandula vera}), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The {Spike lavender} ({Lavandula Spica}) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts. [1913 Webster]

2. The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac. [1913 Webster]

{Lavender cotton} (Bot.), a low, twiggy, aromatic shrub ({Santolina Cham[ae]cyparissus}) of the Mediterranean region, formerly used as a vermifuge, etc., and still used to keep moths from wardrobes. Also called {ground cypress}.

{Lavender water}, a perfume, toilet water, or shaving lotion containing the essential oil of lavender, and sometimes the essential oil of bergamot, and essence of ambergris.

{Sea lavender}. (Bot.) See {Marsh rosemary}.

{To lay in lavender}. (a) To lay away, as clothing, with sprigs of lavender. (b) To pawn. [Obs.] [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lavender cotton — a silvery gray, evergreen, woody composite plant, Santolina chamaecyparissus, of southern Europe, having yellow flower heads. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Lavender — Lav en*der, n. [OE. lavendre, F. lavande, It. lavanda lavender, a washing, fr. L. lavare to wash; cf. It. lsavendola, LL. lavendula. So called because it was used in bathing and washing. See {Lave}. to wash, and cf. {Lavender}.] 1. (Bot.) An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lavender water — Lavender Lav en*der, n. [OE. lavendre, F. lavande, It. lavanda lavender, a washing, fr. L. lavare to wash; cf. It. lsavendola, LL. lavendula. So called because it was used in bathing and washing. See {Lave}. to wash, and cf. {Lavender}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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