What does lilac mean?

Definitions for lilacˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lilac.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lilac

    lī′lak, n. a pretty flowering shrub, with a flower of a light-purple colour.—adj. having the colour of the lilac flower. [Sp.,—the Pers. lilaj.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lilac in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lilac in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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