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Definition of Lilac


  1. A shrub of the genus Syringa. There are six species, natives of Europe and Asia. Syringa vulgaris, the common lilac, and S. Persica, the Persian lilac, are frequently cultivated for the fragrance and beauty of their purplish or white flowers. In the British colonies various other shrubs have this name.
  2. A light purplish color like that of the flower of the purplish lilac.

Lilac Translations

lilac in Danish is syren
lilac in Dutch is sering
lilac in French is lilas
lilac in German is Flieder
lilac in Hungarian is orgona
lilac in Italian is sambuco
lilac in Norwegian is syrin, lilla
lilac in Swedish is lila, syren