What does lilac mean?

Definitions for lilac
ˈlaɪ lək, -lɑk, -læklilac

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lilacadjective

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

  2. lavender, lilac, lilac-coloredadjective

    of a pale purple color


  1. lilacnoun

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

  2. lilacnoun

    lilac flowers

  3. lilacadjective

    (colour) having a pale purple colour.


  1. lilac

    Lilac is a type of deciduous shrub or small tree from the Oleaceae family, native to the Balkan Peninsula but widely cultivated in other parts of the world. It typically grows in areas with a temperate climate. Known scientifically as Syringa vulgaris, it is loved for its beautiful clusters of fragrant, light purple flowers that bloom in spring. The term 'lilac' is also used to refer to the light purplish color of these flowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lilacnoun

    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. Lilacnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LILAC

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lilac is ranked #150452 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lilac surname appeared 109 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lilac.

    95.4% or 104 total occurrences were White.

Anagrams for lilac »

  1. Cilla

  2. calli

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  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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