spike lavender

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spike lavender Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil
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Usage

In literature:

Foremost among these we have the lavender, spike, thyme, and rosemary.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
My experiment with spike-lavender, naphthaline, and other odours seems to prove that odour proceeds from two sources.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Thick spikes of purple lavender edged the beds; the summer-house was a tangle of honey-suckle, rosemary, and eglantine.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Otherwise, turpentine and the fat oil of turpentine, as well as spike oil of lavender.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
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In poetry:

And up and down the garden-bed,
Mid box and thyme and yew,
And spikes of purple lavender,
And spikes of larkspur blue,
The bind-weed tendrils win their way,
And find a passage through.
"Bind-Weed" by Susan Coolidge