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lilac

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.lək/

lilac noun [C or U] (PLANT)

a bush or small tree with sweet-smelling purple or white flowers: The lilacs are in bloom.

lilac noun [C or U] (COLOUR)

a pale colour between pink and purple

lilac

adjective uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.lək/
having a pale colour between pink and purple
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