Definitions for lilacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lilac(adj)

    any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers

  2. lavender, lilac, lilac-colored(adj)

    of a pale purple color


  1. lilac(Noun)

    a large shrub of the genus Syringa, bearing white, pale pink or purple flowers.

  2. lilac(Noun)

    lilac flowers

  3. lilac(Adjective)

    (colour) having a pale purple colour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lilac(noun)

    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. Lilac(noun)

    a light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac

  3. Origin: [Sp. lilac, lila, Ar. llak, fr. Per. llaj, llanj, llang, nlaj, nl, the indigo plant, or from the kindred llak bluish, the flowers being named from the color. Cf. Anil.]


  1. Syringa

    Syringa is a genus of 12 currently recognized species of flowering woody plants in the olive family, native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere. The genus is most closely related to Ligustrum, classified with it in Oleaceae tribus Oleeae subtribus Ligustrinae. Lilacs are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Copper Underwing, Scalloped Oak and Svensson's Copper Underwing and Saras.

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