The Republican Party, especially its much-hyped “base,” is in no danger of becoming the next “lavender Menace.”
Sure, the health-care vote was a great moment for America—but the lavender suit at the center of it all was Italian.
Her lavender Alexander McQueen gown, for instance, struck a fine note on the red carpet in Los Angeles.
I've been assured they will pay out on blue if she goes for lavender like she did last year at Royal Ascot.
lavender is very calming and can help settle your nerves, which explains why so many baby soaps come in lavender scent.
By lavender feet clung a big, pursy, lavender-splotched, yellow body.
Two other women, all clad in lavender, appeared in the doorway.
As they got to the door of lavender Cottage he turned to William.
It was lavender water; he drenched her hair and brow and hands.
Jaggers had been laying her up in lavender all the winter for the great race, and she was now at the top of her form.
"fragrant plant of the mint family," c.1300, from Anglo-French lavendre, Old French lavendre, from Medieval Latin lavendula "lavender" (10c.), perhaps from Latin lividus "bluish, livid." Associated with French lavande, Italian lavanda "a washing" (from Latin lavare "to wash;" see lave) because it was used to scent washed fabrics and as a bath perfume. (An identical Middle English word meant "laundress, washerwoman;" also, apparently, "prostitute, whore; camp follower" and is attested as a surname from early 13c.). The adjective meaning "pale purple color" is from 1840.
Homosexual: Alberta Maged had marched with a coalition of groups including the Lavender Left and the Commie Queers/ Clinton dropped the gays like a flaming potato, suggesting they might serve in special lavender units
[1970s+; both blue and lavender are colors associated with homosexuality]