Definition: Meaning of, lilac in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈlʌɪlək /

  • noun
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lilac lilacs
  1. [countable] a small tree with pale purple or white flowers
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  2. [uncountable] a pale purple colour [=  mauve]
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lilac used in phrases

  • Himalayan lilac (noun)
    1. robust upright shrub of mountains of northern India having oblong-elliptic leaves and pale lilac or white malodorous flowers
  • Hungarian lilac (noun)
    1. central European upright shrub having elliptic leaves and upright clusters of lilac or deep violet flowers
  • Japanese lilac (noun)
    1. lilac of northern China having ovate leaves and profuse early summer rose-lilac flowers
  • Japanese tree lilac (noun)
    1. small tree of Japan having narrow pointed leaves and creamy-white flowers
  • Persian lilac (noun)
    1. tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree
    2. small densely branching Asiatic shrub having lanceolate leaves and panicles of fragrant lilac flowers
  • blue-lilac (adjective)
    1. of lavender tinged with blue
  • bluish-lilac (adjective)
    1. of lavender tinged with blue
  • common lilac (noun)
    1. large European lilac naturalized in North America having heart-shaped ovate leaves and large panicles of highly fragrant lilac or white flowers
  • lilac-blue (adjective)
    1. of blue tinged with lavender
  • lilac-colored (adjective)
    1. of a pale purple color
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