Lavender-water

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lavender-water a perfume composed of spirits of wine, essential oil of lavender, and ambergris
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lavendre—Fr. lavande—L. lavāre, to wash.

Usage

In literature:

Lavender that their eyes were watering.
"The Burning Spear" by John Galsworthy
I uncorked a bottle of eau de cologne, one of lavender-water, and a little bottle of new-mown hay, so that she might have a choice.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Pillowing the head supposed to be tormented with pain, Chloe went about to remedy the evil by drowning it in lavender-water.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
The greatest treat I could bestow upon my favourite was lavender water.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 323, July 19, 1828" by Various
Some of the published formulas for "Jockey Club" call for civet or ambergris and those of "Lavender Water" for musk and civet.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The making of lavender water in the town is referred to in the Introduction.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
Now and then she sprinkled lavender water on his head and hands.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
The greatest treat that could be bestowed upon Sai was lavender water.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
I uncorked a bottle of eau de cologne, one of lavender-water, and a little bottle of new-mown hay, so that she might have a choice.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
Two grades of oil are made, the best being used for lavender water, the poorer for soap making.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
The nearer slopes were like yellow shores jutting into lavender waters.
"Roosevelt in the Bad Lands" by Hermann Hagedorn
All sorts of toilet luxuries were at hand, pretty coloured soaps, loofahs, lavender-water, ammonia, violet powder, violet scent.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
He looked concerned on being reminded of it, and shouted for Mrs. Johnson to bring me some lavender-water to bathe it with.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
It is just a bottle of lavender water, but I thought she might like it.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
It's lovelier even than lavender water or eau de Cologne.
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
It is a sweet, dreamlike drifting through a water world of rose and lavender, along the pale green velvety hills of the islands.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
There was a faint perfume of lavender water remaining in the atmosphere.
"The Wicked Marquis" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The greatest treat that could be bestowed upon Sai was lavender water.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol IV. No. XX. January, 1852." by Various
That was ever so much better than the dull lavender water, which was the only scent her guardian said a lady could use.
"The Hosts of the Lord" by Flora Annie Steel
Then he had a fine white pocket-handkerchief, soaked in lavender water; and immaculate white kid gloves.
"Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)" by Samuel Warren
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In poetry:

Water, sun, and windy air
Make the clothes clean, white, and sweet
Lay them now in lavender
For the Sunday, folded neat!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
Box borders edge each little bed,
Paths narrow for a child to tread
Divide the kitchen garden, dear
And sweet with musk and lavender,
And water-mints and beans in bloom.
Be sure the honeybee's at home.
"The Garden" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Try this natural method of disinfecting your house with lavender water.
Water streams into a stone basin backed by lavender and pink penstemon.
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