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Heather vs. Lavender

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Heathernoun

(botany) An evergreen plant, Calluna vulgaris, with spiky leaves and small purple, pink, or white flowers.

Lavendernoun

Any of a group of European plants, genus, Lavandula, of the mint family.

Heathernoun

(botany) The Ericaceae family.

Lavendernoun

a pale purple colour, like that of the lavender flower.

Heathernoun

(botany) Various species of the genus Erica.

Lavenderadjective

Having a pale purple colour.

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Heathernoun

(botany) Various species of the genus Cassiope.

Lavenderadjective

(politics) Pertaining to lesbian feminism; opposing heterosexism.

Heathernoun

A purple colour with a tint of pink and blue.

Lavenderverb

(transitive) To decorate or perfume with lavender.

Heathernoun

(textiles) The use of interwoven yarns of mixed colours to produce flecks.

Lavendernoun

An aromatic plant of the genus Lavandula (Lavandula vera), common in the south of Europe. It yields and oil used in medicine and perfumery. The Spike lavender (Lavandula Spica) yields a coarser oil (oil of spike), used in the arts.

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Heatheradjective

Of a purple colour with a tint with pink and blue.

Lavendernoun

The pale, purplish color of lavender flowers, paler and more delicate than lilac.

Heathernoun

Heath.

‘Gorse and grassAnd heather, where his footsteps pass,The brighter seem.’;

Lavendernoun

any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated

Heathernoun

common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere

Lavenderadjective

of a pale purple color

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Heathernoun

interwoven yarns of mixed colors producing muted grayish shades with flecks of color

Lavendernoun

a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers, used in perfumery and medicine.

Lavendernoun

a scented oil distilled from lavender flowers

‘a cake of lavender soap’; ‘lavender, like most essential oils, is kind to sore or infected skin’;

Lavendernoun

used in names of plants similar to lavender, e.g. cotton lavender, sea lavender.

Lavendernoun

used in reference to effeminacy or homosexuality

‘Rick is so hard-boiled that any touch of lavender is wiped away’;

Lavendernoun

used in reference to refinement or gentility

‘she had a certain lavender charm’;

Lavendernoun

a pale blue colour with a trace of mauve

‘she wore a lavender silk dress’; ‘romantic designs in old-fashioned tones of primrose, lavender, and rose’;

Lavenderverb

perfume with lavender

‘lavendered sheets’;

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