Definitions for lilacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

li•lacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk(n.)

  1. any shrub of the genus Syringa, of the olive family, as S. vulgaris, having large clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. pale reddish purple.

  3. (adj.)having the color lilac.

Origin of lilac:

1615–25; < Sp < Ar līlak < Pers, assimilated var. of nīlak bluish

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lilac(noun)ˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk

    a tree with light purple or white flowers

Wiktionary

  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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

lilac(noun)

a type of small tree with bunches of white or pale purple flowers.

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