oil of lavender

an essential oil distilled from lavender flowers, esp. Lavandula angustifolia and L. stoechas, and used in perfumery.

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oil of lavender
An aromatic oil distilled from lavender flowers and stems, used for its relaxing properties
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  • oil of lavender — an essential oil distilled from lavender flowers, esp. Lavandula angustifolia and L. stoechas, and used in perfumery. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lavender cotton — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lavender water — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lavender — [lav′ən dər] n. [ME < Anglo Fr lavendre < ML lavandria, akin to lavendula (> Ger lavendel) < L lavare, to wash (see LAVE1): from use as bath perfume] 1. any of a genus (Lavandula) of fragrant European plants of the mint family, having …   English World dictionary

  • Lavender — This article is about the genus of flowering plants. For other uses, see Lavender (disambiguation). Lavender Lavender flowers with bracts exhibiting a good example of the color lavender Scientific …   Wikipedia

  • Lavender oil — A glass vial of pure essential oil of lavender Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender. Two forms are distinguished, lavender flower oil, a colorless oil, insoluble in water …   Wikipedia

  • lavender — /lav euhn deuhr/, n. 1. a pale bluish purple. 2. any Old World plant or shrub belonging to the genus Lavandula, of the mint family, esp. L. angustifolia, having spikes of fragrant, pale purple flowers. 3. the dried flowers or other parts of this… …   Universalium

  • lavender — lav•en•der [[t]ˈlæv ən dər[/t]] n. 1) a pale bluish purple 2) pln any Old World plant of the genus Lavandula, of the mint family, esp. L. officinalis, having spikes of fragrant, pale purple flowers that yield an essential oil used in perfumery 3) …   From formal English to slang

  • lavender — /ˈlævəndə / (say lavuhnduh) noun 1. a pale, bluish purple colour. 2. a plant of the genus Lavandula, especially L. augustifolia (syn. L. officinalis), a small shrub, originally native to the Mediterranean region, with spikes of fragrant pale… …   Australian English dictionary

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