Meaning of lilac

li•lac

Pronunciation: (lī'luk, -läk, -lak), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various shrubs belonging to the genus Syringa, of the olive family, as S. vulgaris, having large clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers: the state flower of New Hampshire.
  2. pale reddish purple.
—adj.
  1. having the color lilac.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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