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sea lavender

an Old World, maritime plant, Limonium vulgare, of the leadwort family, having one-sided spikes of small, lavender-colored flowers.
a similar plant, Limonium carolinianum, of the eastern coast of North America.
Origin of sea lavender
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Remembering Ophelia, marsh-rosemary seems its best name, though you have a right to sea-lavender if you wish.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • So thinking to start with a known specimen, she picked a sprig of sea-lavender, and stepped into a remarkably deep bog-hole.

    Dodo Wonders E. F. Benson
  • And the mud-flats I loved well also, where the sea-lavender spread its purple on sound land above the network of mud.

    A West Country Pilgrimage Eden Phillpots
  • The burial-ground349 was small and crowded, covered with rank grass, and here and there sea-lavender was growing.

British Dictionary definitions for sea-lavender

sea lavender

any of numerous perennial plants of the plumbaginaceous genus Limonium, of temperate salt marshes, having spikes of white, pink, or mauve flowers, several species of which are grown as garden plants See also statice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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