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lilacnoun [C]

 us   /ˈlɑɪ·lək, -læk, -lɑk/
a ​bush or ​smalltree with sweet-smelling ​purple or ​whiteflowers
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lilacnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.lək/

lilac noun [C or U] (PLANT)

a ​bush or ​smalltree with sweet-smelling ​purple or ​whiteflowers: The lilacs are in ​bloom.

lilac noun [C or U] (COLOUR)

a ​palecolour between ​pink and ​purple

lilacadjective

uk   us   /ˈlaɪ.lək/
having a ​palecolour between ​pink and ​purple
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