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noun
a lavender, Lavandula latifolia, having spikes of pale-purple flowers, and yielding an oil used in painting.
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Origin of spike lavender

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for spike lavender

spike lavender

noun
a Mediterranean lavender plant, Lavandula latifolia, having pale purple flowers and yielding an oil used in paints

Word Origin for spike lavender

C17: from dialect spick lavender, via Old French and Old Provençal from Latin spīca spike ²
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