Definition of Lavandula
1. Noun. Lavender.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Labiatae, Family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, Mint Family
Member holonyms: Lavender
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lavandula
Literary usage of Lavandula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The leaves and flowers of lavender are snid to have been used by the ancients to perfume their baths; hence the name lavandula is supposed to have been ..."
2. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"The lavandula is a native of Greece and the Grecian islands, whence it spread ... lavandula SPICA (Lavender). The leaves are laid among linen to perfume it. ..."
3. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates Relating to All Ages and Nations: For Universal by Joseph Haydn (1866)
"... LAVENDER, lavandula spica. Brought from the south of Europe, before 1568. LAW'S BUBBLE. John Law, of Edinburgh (1681), became comptroller-general of the ..."