Two grades of oil are made, the best being used for lavender water, the poorer for soap making.
It was lavender water; he drenched her hair and brow and hands.
You can't get lavender water out o' the bilge, an' this part's the bilge of all London.
Where is that lavender water, my dear—your favourite remedy for a burning head?
Cultivated for its flowers, for the distillation of lavender water, for flavouring sauces, and for medicinal purposes.
The making of lavender water in the town is referred to in the Introduction.
The greatest treat that could be bestowed upon Saï was lavender water.
Then he had a fine white pocket-handkerchief, soaked in lavender water; and immaculate white kid gloves.
With her teeth she drew the cork of the lavender water bottle, and with her handkerchief dabbed the perfume on forehead and ears.
I thot I'd be prepared, so I washed myself in ma's lavender water, and sprinkeled oh de coloney all over my does.
"fragrant plant of the mint family," c.1300, from Anglo-French lavendre, Old French lavendre, from Medieval Latin lavendula "lavender" (10c.), perhaps from Latin lividus "bluish, livid." Associated with French lavande, Italian lavanda "a washing" (from Latin lavare "to wash;" see lave) because it was used to scent washed fabrics and as a bath perfume. (An identical Middle English word meant "laundress, washerwoman;" also, apparently, "prostitute, whore; camp follower" and is attested as a surname from early 13c.). The adjective meaning "pale purple color" is from 1840.
Homosexual: Alberta Maged had marched with a coalition of groups including the Lavender Left and the Commie Queers/ Clinton dropped the gays like a flaming potato, suggesting they might serve in special lavender units
[1970s+; both blue and lavender are colors associated with homosexuality]