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sea lavender

noun
1.
an Old World, maritime plant, Limonium vulgare, of the leadwort family, having one-sided spikes of small, lavender-colored flowers.
2.
a similar plant, Limonium carolinianum, of the eastern coast of North America.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
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British Dictionary definitions for sea-lavender

sea lavender

noun
1.
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
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