lavender, n. & v.
1 a any small evergreen shrub of the genus Lavandula, with narrow leaves and blue, purple, or pink aromatic flowers. b its flowers and stalks dried and used to scent linen, clothes, etc.
2 a pale blue colour with a trace of red.
--v.tr. put lavender among (linen etc.).
lavender-water a perfume made from distilled lavender, alcohol, and ambergris.
ME f. AF lavendre, ult. f. med.L lavandula
amethystine, lilac, livid, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple, purplescent, purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal, purpurean, purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous, violet
purple, blue and red, bishop's purple, aniline dyes, gridelin, amethyst, purpure, heliotrope, lividness, lividity, purple, violet, ultraviolet, plum-colored, lavender
, lilac, puce, mauve, livid.