- of or relating to homosexuality.
- homosexual or effeminate.
Examples from the Web for lavender
Elias, the translator, knocks and a woman in a blue sweater-vest and lavender crocs answers.
Lavender is very calming and can help settle your nerves, which explains why so many baby soaps come in lavender scent.
The dress is a classic, with its soft, lavender hue, chiffon fabric, and minimalist shape.
The Daily Pic: Yevgeniy Fiks looks back at our Red and Lavender scares.
A few drops of lavender in a bath is often thought to combat morning sickness.
"By all means," said Mr. Lavender, perceiving at once that he was being interviewed.The Burning Spear|John Galsworthy
A few moments later she returned wearing a lavender crepe dressing gown and looking younger and more attractive.The Camp Fire Girls Behind the Lines|Margaret O'Bannon Womack Vandercook
Precious little did Lavender learn about Leipsic during that walk.
There was a great deal of lavender growing about and numerous pretty flowers, and we found many shells in that place.Southern Arabia|Theodore Bent
The breaths of thyme and balm, lavender and myrtle, were always in that parlour.The Late Miss Hollingford|Rosa Mulholland
British Dictionary definitions for lavender
- a pale or light bluish-purple to a very pale violet colour
- (as adjective)lavender socks
Word Origin for lavender
Word Origin and History for lavender
"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.