Origin of lilac
Examples from the Web for lilac
Sky and soft sunlight tint the snow blue, pink, lilac, peach.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Trim trousers in nubby shades of lilac were paired with jackets in iridescent hues of melon.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons|Robin Givhan|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One of these collaborations includes a lilac hourglass-shaped Tadashi gown in which Spencer collected her very first Golden Globe.Octavia Spencer: Nominated for ‘The Help’ and Star of the Red Carpet|Justine Harman|February 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He'd broken the stick out of a lilac hedge a block from their house.
"There is a whole other side to this island from the lilac fudge and the horses," she said.
As he looked he saw a figure suddenly appear from among the mass of lilac bushes that almost concealed the cabin.The Courage of Captain Plum|James Oliver Curwood
Were she not dead I might stop at her little house in the fortifications among the lilac trees.Memoirs of My Dead Life|George Moore
The corolla is lilac or bluish, often with a magenta tube and magenta "eye."Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
It was a little dialogue between asters and sweet-peas, wild canaries in the lilac bush, and the guardian spirit of the garden.Anne Of The Island|Lucy Maud Montgomery
Moonlight flooded the campus, and the air was sweet with the perfume of lilac and syringa.Molly Brown's Freshman Days|Nell Speed
British Dictionary definitions for lilac
- a light or moderate purple colour, sometimes with a bluish or reddish tinge
- (as adjective)a lilac carpet