An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula (L. vera), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The Spike lavender (L. Spica) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts.
The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.
lavender in French is lavande
lavender in German is Lavendel
lavender in Hungarian is levendula
lavender in Norwegian is lavendel
lavender in Swedish is lavendel