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noun
an Old World, maritime plant, Limonium vulgare, of the leadwort family, having one-sided spikes of small, lavender-colored flowers.
a similar plant, Limonium carolinianum, of the eastern coast of North America.
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Origin of sea lavender

First recorded in 1590–1600
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sea lavender

noun
any of numerous perennial plants of the plumbaginaceous genus Limonium, of temperate salt marshes, having spikes of white, pink, or mauve flowers, several species of which are grown as garden plantsSee also statice
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