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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers adj. - Of a pale purple color.

Usage examples (28)
  • I am sending you a virtual bouquet of mountain lilac from San Diego and a fresh bouquet of rosemary to remind you of Provence!
  • Whether it is sultry, as in lilac, or cool, as in lady's smocks, this mingling of fierce red and saintly blue has an elfin quality.
  • Ah! lilac: well, you should always dress in lilac.
  • Lilacs are susceptible to a moth called the lilac borer. for more
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