lilac lilac  /ˈlaɪ ˌlæk/


  1. (n) any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers
  2. (adj) of a pale purple color



  1. You could walk by a lilac bush and be brought back to the laboratory.
  2. Lucretia Garfield winds up on my worst-dressed list with her multi-tiered lilac satin and lace number.
  3. When it comes to colorful cosmetics, the eyes have it this spring with makeup artists introducing a soft, powdery palette of colors like lilac, lemon and fuchsia.


  1. Village to broadcast Lilac Parade on Lombard Channel, website

    LOMBARD – Lombardians will have a second opportunity to enjoy the 2013 Lilac Parade this month when it is broadcast on local cable channels and the village's website.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Huntley Farmside

  2. Newhallville Up For “Historic” Boost

    Two houses stand near the corner of Winchester and Lilac. Both are part of the same housing stock: built in 1920 and architecturally similar. But only one is “historic” and therefore enjoyed a top-to-bottom renovation two years ago, while the other sits boarded up. Jim Paley wants to change that, to make more Newhallville houses “historic” so that his not-for-profit organization can continue to ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent

  3. Event advances epilepsy profile, research - Thu, 13 Jun 2013 PST

    Most residents know lilac is Spokane’s color. But most probably don’t know that lilac or purple is also the color of epilepsy awareness. Chris Engle knows. Engle was diagnosed with epilepsy “out of the blue” shortly after his 20th birthday in 2007. Two tonic-clonic – also known as grand mal – seizures in two days sent him to the emergency room, where he had yet another seizure.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review


  1. "Yesterday I at no point criticised the Lilac City Motor Inn," Ms Gillard said. "I expressed myself to be pleased to hear about the employment conditions from that motor inn (described by the motel's owner on talk-back radio). I did clearly...
    on May 23, 2007 By: Julia Gillard Source: Brisbane Times

  2. "For a moment I had dire memories of the worst day of my entire career, when, in the first match of my last tour here at Lilac Hill, my bowling collapsed completely," Harmison wrote in his column in England's The Sunday Mail. "And while I...
    on Nov 25, 2006 By: Steve Harmison Source: The Age

  3. "I was so excited when I got the call inviting me to play," Hussey said. "I grew up watching the Lilac Hill Festival Match and it was always a dream of mine to play in one and I can't wait to get out there and have a hit."
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: David Hussey Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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