Part of speech: noun

A shrub having fragrant purplish flowers.

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Usage examples "lilac":

  1. In fact, it was only when chasing him into the street with a lilac bush in her hand that she insisted on addressing him by his full name. - "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
  2. Everything new, down to the two lilac prints, made longer than ever before, lying at the bottom of the new black box. - "A Pair of Clogs", Amy Walton.
  3. On the left bank, in the lilac- coloured mist, there were mountains, gardens, towers, and houses, the sun was sparkling over it all, but it was all alien, indifferent, an incomprehensible tangle. - "The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.