French lavender

French lavender
1. Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil
Hypernyms: ↑lavender
Substance Meronyms: ↑spike lavender oil, ↑spike oil
2. shrubby greyish lavender of southwestern Europe having usually reddish-purple flowers
Syn: ↑Lavandula stoechas
Hypernyms: ↑lavender

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Usage: usually capitalized F
1. : a shrubby grayish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) native to southwestern Europe

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