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lilac

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈlaɪlək/
a small tree that has sweet-smelling purple, pink, or white flowersFlowers and flowering plantsFlowers - general wordsBushes and shrubs
Translations of “lilac”
in Spanish lilas, lila…
in French lilas…
in German spanischer Flieder, das Lila, lila…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 丁香…
in Russian сирень…
in Turkish leylâk, leylâk ağacı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 丁香…
in Polish bez…
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