- n. 淡紫色；丁香花；[植] 紫丁香
- adj. 淡紫色的
- n. (Lilac)人名；(英)莱拉克
- lilac:  Like the river Nile, the lilac gets its name from its colour. The Sanskrit word for ‘dark blue’ was nīla. This passed into Persian as nīl, from which was derived nīlak ‘bluish’. This developed a variant līlak, which English acquired via Arabic līlak, Spanish lilac, and early modern French lilac. Along the way it was applied to a shrub of the genus Syringa, on account of its mauve flowers.
- lilac (n.)
- 1620s, from French lilac "shrub of genus Syringa with mauve flowers," from Spanish lilac, from Arabic lilak, from Persian lilak, variant of nilak "bluish," from nil "indigo" (compare Sanskrit nilah "dark blue"), of uncertain origin. As a color name, attested from 1791; as a scent, from 1895. As an adjective, "pale pinkish-purple," from 1801. Related: Lilaceous.
- 1. All shades of mauve, lilac, lavender and purple were fashionable.
- 2. Her hair smelt of lilac.
- 3. The air was filled with the scent of lilac.
- 4. Twilight was sweet with the smell of lilac and freshly turned earth.
- 5. He wore a sprig of lilac in his button hole.
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