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 for Lavender
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lavender \Lav"en*der\, n. [OE. lavendre, F. lavande, It. lavanda
     lavender, a washing, fr. L. lavare to wash; cf. It.
     lsavendola, LL. lavendula. So called because it was used in
     bathing and washing. See Lave. to wash, and cf.
     Lavender.]
     1. (Bot.) An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula
        ({Lavandula vera), common in the south of Europe. It
        yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The Spike
        lavender ({Lavandula Spica}) yields a coarser oil (oil of
        spike), used in the arts.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and
        more delicate than lilac.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Lavender cotton (Bot.), a low, twiggy, aromatic shrub
        ({Santolina Cham[ae]cyparissus) of the Mediterranean
        region, formerly used as a vermifuge, etc., and still used
        to keep moths from wardrobes. Also called ground
        cypress.
  
     Lavender water, a perfume, toilet water, or shaving lotion
        containing the essential oil of lavender, and sometimes
        the essential oil of bergamot, and essence of ambergris.
        
  
     Sea lavender. (Bot.) See Marsh rosemary.
  
     To lay in lavender.
        (a) To lay away, as clothing, with sprigs of lavender.
        (b) To pawn. [Obs.]
            [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lavender
      adj 1: of a pale purple color [syn: lavender, lilac, lilac-
             colored]
      n 1: any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with
           usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
      2: a pale purple color

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "lavender":
     amethystine, lilac, livid, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid,
     pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple, purplescent,
     purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal, purpurean,
     purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous, violet
  
  

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