Definitions of lilac

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

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Himalayan lilac, Syringa emodi
robust upright shrub of mountains of northern India having oblong-elliptic leaves and pale lilac or white malodorous flowers
Hungarian lilac, Syringa josikaea, Syringa josikea
central European upright shrub having elliptic leaves and upright clusters of lilac or deep violet flowers
Persian lilac, Syringa persica
small densely branching Asiatic shrub having lanceolate leaves and panicles of fragrant lilac flowers
Japanese tree lilac, Syringa amurensis japonica, Syringa reticulata
small tree of Japan having narrow pointed leaves and creamy-white flowers
Japanese lilac, Syringa villosa
lilac of northern China having ovate leaves and profuse early summer rose-lilac flowers
Syringa vulgaris, common lilac
large European lilac naturalized in North America having heart-shaped ovate leaves and large panicles of highly fragrant lilac or white flowers
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

adj of a pale purple color

lavender, lilac-colored
being or having or characterized by hue

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