Definitions for lilacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
li•lacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk(n.)
any shrub of the genus Syringa, of the olive family, as S. vulgaris, having large clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers.
pale reddish purple.
(adj.)having the color lilac.
Origin of lilac:
1615–25; < Sp < Ar līlak < Pers, assimilated var. of nīlak bluish
any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers
lavender, lilac, lilac-colored(adj)
of a pale purple color
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
lilac(noun)ˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk
a tree with light purple or white flowers
a large shrub of the genus Syringa, bearing white, pale pink or purple flowers.
(colour) having a pale purple colour.
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
a light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac
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.
Translations for lilac
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of small tree with bunches of white or pale purple flowers.
- lilásPortuguese (BR)
- spanischer FliederGerman
- درخت یاسFarsi
- dísarunnur, sírenaIcelandic
- pokok lilacMalay
- درخت بنفشهPersian
- د بنفشه ګلPashto
- španski bezegSlovenian
- 丁香花Chinese (Trad.)
- گل یاسUrdu
- cây tử đinh hươngVietnamese
- 丁香花，紫丁香Chinese (Simp.)
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