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lav
  • n  a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
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lava
  • n  rock that in its molten form (as magma) issues from volcanos; lava is what magma is called when it reaches the surface
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lavabo
  • n  a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)
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lavage
  • n  washing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
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lavalava
  • n  a skirt consisting of a rectangle of calico or printed cotton; worn by Polynesians (especially Samoans)
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lavandula angustifolia
  • n  aromatic Mediterranean shrub widely cultivated for its lilac flowers which are dried and used in sachets
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lavandula latifolia
  • n  Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil
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lavandula officinalis
  • n  aromatic Mediterranean shrub widely cultivated for its lilac flowers which are dried and used in sachets
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lavandula stoechas
  • n  shrubby greyish lavender of southwestern Europe having usually reddish-purple flowers
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lavatera
  • n  widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
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lavatera arborea
  • n  arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
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lavation
  • n  the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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lavatory
  • n  a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
  • n  a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
  • n  a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
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lavender cotton
  • n  branching aromatic Mediterranean shrub with woolly stems and leaves and yellow flowers
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laver
  • n  Australian tennis player who in 1962 was the second man to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles titles in the same year; in 1969 he repeated this feat (born in 1938)
  • n  (Old Testament) large basin used by a priest in an ancient Jewish temple to perform ritual ablutions
  • n  edible red seaweeds
  • n  seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds
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lavishness
  • n  the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
  • n  excessive spending
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