Lavendula Spica
Spike Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster]

{Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad-leaved lavender, or aspic ({Lavendula Spica}), used in artist's varnish and in veterinary medicine. It is often adulterated with oil of turpentine, which it much resembles. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lavandula Spica — 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

  • Spieke, die — Die Spieke, plur. inusit. ein Nahme des Lavendels; Lavendula Spica Linn. welche auch wohl Spiekenard, Spica Nardi genannt wird, wegen ihres angenehmen Geruches. Daher Spieköhl, Lavendelöhl. Anm. Der Nahme ist aus dem Latein. Spica entlehnet,… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Oil of spike — Spike Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster] {Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad leaved lavender, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spike — Spike, n. [Cf. G. spieke, L. spica an ear of grain. See {Spikenard}.] (Bot.) Spike lavender. See {Lavender}. [1913 Webster] {Oil of spike} (Chem.), a colorless or yellowish aromatic oil extracted from the European broad leaved lavender, or aspic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aspic — I. /ˈæspɪk / (say aspik) noun 1. a cold dish of meat, fish, etc., served set in a jellied mould. 2. the jellied garnish, made from fish or meat stock, sometimes with added gelatine. {French, ? from aspic2 (snake) from the different colours of the …   Australian English dictionary

  • Лаванда — (Lavendula L.) род растений, относящихся к семейству губоцветных (Labiatae). Это многолетние травы или небольшие полукустарники; стебли у них облиствены большей частью только у самого основания. Листья у большинства видов цельные, и только у… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Lavender — This article is about the genus of flowering plants. For other uses, see Lavender (disambiguation). Lavender Lavender flowers with bracts exhibiting a good example of the color lavender Scientific …   Wikipedia

  • Lavandula lanata —   Lavandula lanata …   Wikipedia Español

  • ground cypress — 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

  • Lavandula vera — 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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