Definition of lavender noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlævəndə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævəndər//
    [uncountable] Plants
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  1. 1 a garden plant or bush with bunches of purple flowers with a sweet smell See related entries: Plants
  2. 2the flowers of the lavender plant that have been dried, used for making sheets, clothes, etc. smell nice lavender oil
  3. 3 a pale purple colour
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French lavendre, based on medieval Latin lavandula.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lavender